Care Assistant

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2018-04-04 Care Homes Job Title: Care Assistant

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Carer / Care Assistant / Care Support Worker

Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018

Job Location: Edinburgh , City of Edinburgh

Salary: £8.75 to £10.00 per hour

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Contact Name: Amy Thomson

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Job Summary:

Care Assistants are highly valued members of the care team. Main duties of the role relate to the daily personal care of residents. Providing high standards of care to all residents under the guidance of the qualified staff.


  • Providing individualised support to meet the daily care needs of each resident 
  • Attends to the comfort and personal appearance and hygiene of residents at all times including dressing and undressing, toileting, bathing, combing hair, assisting with dentures and hearings aids.
  • Respect the residents; right to choose, privacy and dignity and be sensitive to each person’s needs as an individual.
  • Assist with the reception and orientation of new residents in a reassuring manner, listing the resident’s clothing and other property.
  • Prepares food trays and eating areas, prepares residents for meals. Feeds, or assists with the feeding of residents as needed. Clear away trays and crockery.
  • Tidies residents’ rooms and cupboards, keeping clothing and possessions in order.
  • Makes beds and changes bed linen. Disposes of soiled linen in accordance with Home procedures.
  • Escorts residents to shops or approved excursions. Assists with social care needs.
  • Any other reasonable task requested by a supervisor or manager which is within your competence.
  • Complete care assistant elements of care planning process.
  • Be conversant/comply with all Home policies and procedures which relate to the care service.

Person Specification – Care Assistant

Experience / qualifications

  • No qualifications or experience necessary as full training will be provided.
  • Good spoken and written English required.
  • Positive attitude.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people verbally, in person, by telephone and in writing.
  • Good interpersonal skills to build positive relationships.
  • Ability to understand and follow policies and procedures.
  • Able to prioritise and organise workload while working towards set deadlines.

Values and Attitudes

  • A positive and problem-solving attitude.
  • Able to use on initiative and take responsibility.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Reliable and good timekeeper.
  • Friendly, respectful, polite, patient and caring.
  • Confident and enthusiastic, flexible and adaptable.
  • Comfortable providing personal care.
  • Respect for others and a commitment to equal opportunities.


  • SVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care desirable
  • SQV Level 3 in Health and Social Care Desirable

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