Health Care Assistant

  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Edinburgh
  • Reference: EDI52179
  • Salary: £12.44 - £12.44 ph
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Prestige Nursing & Care

Health Care Assistant


£12.44 per hour with additional holiday pay accrual, plus every second weekend is guaranteed time off.

Life at Prestige

People are at the very heart of Prestige, and we want to make life better for them. As a Care Assistant, you’ll join us in our continued efforts to make life better for our clients.

Prestige Nursing & Care has provided home care for over 75 years and we have 30 local offices in England and Scotland. We look after a variety of clients in their own homes and we also work with local care homes, nursing homes and the NHS.

Who will you be helping to make life better for?

Prestige Nursing & Care Edinburgh are seeking dedicated and passionate Health Care Assistant to join our care and support team. You will work delivering person centred, specialised care to our clients in their own homes on a one-to-one basis. This will enable you to maintain a clinical and supportive overview of your client.

We are looking for Professional Carers who can build positive relationships with a range of clients and their families as we understand the importance that we play in their lives.

What we offer:

  • You will be paid the National Minimum Wage for all attended training sessions and shadow shifts.
  • A variety of shifts to suit your lifestyle.
  • Work with our own clients, no agency work.
  • Pension scheme
  • Blue light card
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity and Adoption schemes
  • Continued professional development to support you & your career
  • Holiday pay
  • Care Friends App Referral Scheme – T&C’s apply
  • Employee Assistance line – available 24/7 and fully confidential for our staff
  • Support from your local branch team and out of hours support.
  • PVG cost covered by company

The Role

  • Deliver personal care to supported individuals.
  • Work as part of a team or independently to supported individuals in their own homes.
  • Medication management
  • Social visits.
  • Meal support

We’re looking for:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A driver’s licence is an advantage but not a requirement
  • Good professional and personal references

If you are a driver, you will receive 45p per mile to cover mileage costs.

In line with Care Inspectorate regulations, we require and will undertake Enhanced PVG, Right to Work, Reference and Employment History checks in line with Government guidelines for this role and safer recruitment best practice.

Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible, due to the nature of these important checks there may be extension to timelines.

All our clients are equally entitled to have their needs met in a safe, fair and balanced way. Prestige Nursing & Care colleagues are responsible for promoting Equal Opportunities for all and for challenging any behaviour or practice which discriminates against any client or colleague on the grounds of race, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, identity or any other perceived difference.

By submitting your details, you acknowledge that Prestige Nursing & Care Ltd is collecting, processing, and using your personal data for managing your application and establishing an applicant database. For more information, please visit our Applicant Policy.


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