Overview

Job Location: East Lothian

Salary: £8.00 – £8.50 per hour (driving licence is essential)

Hours: Zero hour contract

Duration: Permanent

Purpose of the role: Are you a people person and wish to turn your caring nature into a rewarding career? We’re recruiting for home care assistants to maintain the care of the service user within their own home and achieve the highest possible standards of care in a professional manner. Successful candidates will perform duties and tasks that facilitate our service users to live independently with support.

Description: As a Care worker, you will be involved in supporting the daily activities of the service user in a person-centred manner promoting their dignity, independence and well-being, and becoming an integral part of their lives. No experience is necessary as you will be fully trained at an SVQ2 level 2. However, while we can teach you most things, we cannot teach you compassion, and so this is the one essential requirement for this role. Our Carers are dedicated, have a genuine interest in the people for whom they care naturally kind and warm-hearted.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your career through our training course to ensure you feel confident in all aspects of your role. We will look after you, so that you can take the best possible care of whom we support. And there is no limit to how far you can go, many of our Carers take advantageous of our career development opportunities.

As a Care Assistant you will be responsible for:

• Personal Care – Getting in and out of bed, Dressing, undressing, washing, bathing & toileting.
• Healthcare – Assisting the service user to take prescribed medication.
• Dietary Care – preparation of snacks and meals and assisting with feeding as required.
• Household Services – General cleaning duties, bed making, laundering, ironing and shopping.