Senior Care Assistants

  • Job Reference: EEH-SCA-29.11.20
  • Date Posted: 3 November 2020
  • Employer: Erskine Hospital
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  • Location: Erksine Edinburgh Home, 468 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7SA
  • Salary: £21,533 to £23,744
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

ERSKINE has been caring for members of the ex-Service community for 100 years. Our reputation as a provider of quality care depends on recruiting staff of a high calibre who can meet resident needs and Erskine’s expectations.  If you think you’ve got what it takes to work at Erskine we currently have vacancies for the following in our Erskine Edinburgh Home, Gilmerton:


Senior Care Assistants

37.5 hours per week

including shift work and weekend work

Grade 3 Salary £21,533 - £23,744 per annum


In your role as a Senior Care Assistant you will support Care Assistants, under the supervision of Registered Nurses, to provide excellent standards of care to residents. 

You will work closely with colleagues to deliver the best care for residents, encouraging independence and personal choice and helping to provide an environment which is conducive to residents with varied and complex needs.


Erskine is keen to recruit people who are committed to the care of older people, including those with dementia.


SCQF Level 7,  which must include Administer Medication module, is essential as well as a PDA in Health and Social Care Supervision.  The post holder is required to be registered at Supervisor level with the SSSC, and have experience of administering medications.  (Internal applicants can be working towards SVQ III).


We offer competitive rates of pay, a staff pension scheme and enhanced annual leave entitlement.


If you are selected for interview, you will receive an invite by email (please ensure you check your spam / junk mailbox).


The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure. 


If you have not received a response within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.