Care Home Workers - Highbank Care Home

Midlothian Council
£17,864 - £18,709 per year Pro Rata
23 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Advert

Based at Highbank Care Home, Eskbank, Dalkeith, you will provide personal care and respond to the social and emotional needs of older people requiring residential care, assessment and Intermediate care. You must have direct experience of residential care work or in a related field of caring for older people. A positive and caring attitude together with a commitment to supporting residents to maintain their independence in terms of choice is essential. A qualification to SVQ level 2 in Social Care, or equivalent is also desirable. You must be willing to undertake training to level 2 SVQ in Social Care within the first 3 years of employment to meet SSSC registration requirements. The vacancies include, Full/part time posts, night shift posts, fixed term, maternity cover and permanent posts. Please note these posts are worked on a rota basis and will include some weekend work.

Vacancy Information

Position Title: Care Home Worker

Position Number: WAC159

Directorate: Health and Social Care

Location: Highbank Care Home

Contract Status: Various

Hours of Work: Various

Working Pattern: 6 week rota

Weeks per year: 52

Closing Date: Sunday 04 December 2016

Interview date: Week commencing 12 December 2016

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

The rate of pay for this role is £9.51 per hour


This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Adults. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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