Care Assistant (EDI35014)

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £9.86 - £10.04 ph
Type of Work: Permanent, Part time
Closing Date: 04/05/2021

Care Assistants - Weekends (Fri-Sun)

£9.86-£10.04 p/hr - Weekly pay


Prestige Nursing + Care is a national Private Care Provider with 35 branches across England and Scotland. Established in 1945 we have over 75 years' experience in providing high quality, person centred and specialist services. Now is an exciting time to join our team to help us ensure our clients receive the highest quality care.

As an experienced carer you are passionate about caring for others, you believe in helping people to live their best life, you want to work in a role that you love and for a company that recognises you for the amazing work you do.

Providing a personalised range of homecare services to clients throughout the EH9 EH10, EH11 EH13, EH14 and EH17 areas it is essential you hold a UK driving licence and have access to your own car.

Working - Friday, Saturday, and Sundays 7am - 2pm & 4pm - 10pm

Duties Include

  • Personal Care (including bathing, showering, toileting)
  • Medication support
  • Meal preparation and assistance
  • Social stimulation support
  • Supporting clients to appointments and outings

About You

  • Previous experience of working in the care sector
  • Valid driving license and access to own transport is essential
  • Can provide 2 satisfactory references
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Be caring and compassionate
  • Reliable and resilient
  • Basic IT Skills (online learning and electronic record keeping)

We Offer

  • Working with a local team at a local branch with 24hr on call support
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 365 days a year (fully confidential support)
  • Free uniform and PVG
  • Accrued holiday pay
  • Refer a Friend Scheme worth £250

The safety of our clients and frontline staff is at the forefront of everything we do here at Prestige Nursing & Care. You will have access to weekly Covid-19 testing, ongoing and support from your local branch throughout the current pandemic.


Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks:

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would still be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.