Pool Staff - Care Assistants (Care Homes)

Department: Care Homes

Role: Care

Contract Term: Permanent

Date posted: 16 September 2021

Shift pattern: Shifts offered on a casual basis to cover planned and emergency leave

Salary: £10.02 per hour



We offer a generous reward package when you work with us on a casual basis, which includes:

  • 7 weeks holidays including public holidays, pro rata to your hours worked
  • Flexible hours and shift patterns, including evenings and weekends
  • No obligation to accept shifts
  • Practical work experience
  • Subsidised meals
  • Free uniforms
  • Wellbeing support (Employee Assistance Programme)


Location: Lennox House Trinity, Marian House and St Raphael’s, Grange - Edinburgh

Are you considering working in social care where you could make a real difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of older people?  Whether you would be new to the sector or are already an experienced Care Assistant please read on and find out more about Viewpoint and the opportunity to join our pool staff list.

About Us

At Viewpoint, people matter, not just our residents and tenants but our staff.  We are a registered non-profit making organisation providing a range of general needs housing, supported housing and care services for older people in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.  Established in 1947, our primary objective is to improve the quality of life and well-being of our care home residents and tenants through promoting independence, enabling choice and offering peace of mind in a safe, secure and supported environment.

About our Care Homes

We have three Care Homes, all of which are ranked Grade 5 (Very Good) by the Care Inspectorate, where our teams specialise in Dementia, Palliative/End of Life Care and Nursing Care.

  • Set in beautiful mature gardens in leafy Trinity, Lennox House is a welcoming, homely and relaxed environment with 34 en-suite rooms. You’ll be part of a team that specialises in Dementia, Palliative/End of Life Care and Nursing Care.


  • Cosy, caring and homely, Marian House Care Home is one of our smaller homes, with 35 en-suite rooms and situated in the beautiful suburb of the Grange.


  • St Raphael’s Care Home is situated in the beautiful suburb of the Grange, St. Raphael’s is an impressive, bright and airy art deco building with 63 en-suite rooms.

About the Role

As a Care Assistant, you play a key role in the life and individual wellbeing of our residents, ensuring that their physical, emotional and social needs are met and care is delivered to the highest standard in accordance with their care plans. You assist with all day to day aspects of personal care needs including washing, dressing, assisting with meals.  You also help to provide mental and physical stimulation by participating in recreational and social activities with our residents.

You will have up to 3 weeks induction, depending on your experience, when you will work closely with an experienced member of our staff team, to get to know our residents, the rest of the care home team and other people within our organisation.  You will be supported and trained in a range of topics, including Fire Awareness, Moving & Handling, Infection Prevention & Control, Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Promoting Excellence in Dementia, Palliative & End of Life Care, Record Keeping (using our information recording system) and Data Protection (GDPR).  Thereafter, you will continue to be supported in your learning and development to grow and thrive in your role

We require you to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).  We also require you join the Adult Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme, and cover this cost for you.

About You

You will ideally have knowledge and understanding of the difficulties that can be experienced by older people.  You might have gained this through providing support in a community setting, through experience in your own family, or through another relevant environment. 

You are kind and respectful, always focused on preserving the dignity and self-respect for those you are or would be caring for. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and are able to work effectively with a variety of people from a variety of backgrounds.  You are keen to support and drive the development of a positive working culture.

Interested in Applying? 

Our Care Homes are vibrant communities - we’d love you to work with us as and be part of it.

Take a look at the full job description and apply for the post.

Please note we don’t accept CV's

We’re looking forward to receiving your application!

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