This vacancy has now closed

Care Assistant

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,549
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th September 2019

  • Advertised from 29th August 2019
  • £9.64 per hour - 39 hours per week. Pro rata of FTE salary for 19.5 hours per week post.


Braeburn Home is an independent care home offering high quality nursing care. It is situated in a quiet residential area close to the Royal Botanic Garden. It offers care to older people who require nursing and social care and who will benefit from the support and companionship of other residents.

We are looking for two Care Assistants that are committed to providing holistic, respectful, person centered care and support to our residents and their families.

One post is for 39 hours per week on a permanent basis, and we also require maternity cover for 19.5 hours per week until March 2020.

Working under the direction and guidance of a registered nurse, the role mainly involves providing care and support to our residents in a polite and professional manner.

This will include (but not limited to) :-

  • providing care and responding to residents needs whilst respecting and maintaining their rights to dignity and privacy
  • Help in the use and care of aids and personal equipment
  • Implement and update residents personal plans and other records in a clear and accurate manner as appropriate
  • Act as a key worker for a group of residents
  • Working within the care team assisting colleagues as and when required

The successful candidate will be highly committed to providing quality care, and a responsible individual, who enjoys working in a family home atmosphere. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as an ability to work independently or as part of a team.

The working hours are based on a rota system and requires a high degree of flexibility.

Although training will be provided in all relevant tasks and sector-specific training will be provided through a combination of internal, external and online courses as required. The post holder is required to register with the SSSC within six months from taking up the post, complying with their minimum qualification requirements for the post of Care Assistant.

A PVG check is required before taking up this post, along with a Right to Workin the UK. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application. Braeburn Home is committed to Equal Opportunities.

Application notes

Closing date: 15th September 2019

Please return a completed application form to Elaine Anderson, Administrator, Braeburn Home, 35 Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 5NU or by email to