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Care Assistant - Learning Disabilities

Posted 29 January by Newcross Healthcare Ended

We require several night shift carers who have experience of working with clients with learning disabilities in particular those with autism to support female clients living in a care homes in Edinburgh, West Linton, Musselburgh, Kirkliston, longniddry, Garvald and the surrounding areas, through our friendly Edinburgh branch.

It is essential that you are dedicated to promoting the well-being and quality of life of each individual you care for. This means recognising the capabilities of each person, championing their needs and seeing them as more than a care plan.

Due to rural client locations and shift times, public transport is not always readily available, therefore access to your own vehicle is desirable.

The Care Assistant Role

In this role, you will be supporting female clients with learning disabilities in a residential setting. Daily tasks may include assisting with overnight monitoring, washing and dressing, meal times, personal care and assisting with activities as required. We can offer you flexible shifts that fit around your family or other job commitments. It is important that you have experience in working with people with learning disabilities or challenging behaviors.

Newcross Care Perks
  • Competitive salary, up to £11.86 paid hourly including holiday pay
  • Permanent, flexible hours contract
  • Free uniform through credits earned as you work
  • Agreed mileage payments for most clients
  • Criminal record check (DBS) cost refunded after initial period
  • Online area and smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips
  • Recommend a friend scheme, paying up to £500 per successful referral
  • One-to-one relationship with a local line manager
  • 24 hour support through dedicated central team, 365 days a year
  • Free ongoing training and development with experienced nurses through our work credits scheme

Why Newcross?

Newcross healthcare value all of our employees and wish for all to have clear career progression because of this (unlike any other agency) we offer over 200 training courses to ensure that our employees always have the opportunity to evolve in their role, learn new skills and develop and progress further in their career. It is important for us to provide stability to our people, we are not and never have been a 'zero hours' employer. All of our healthcare professionals have minimum hours guaranteed in their contracts, giving them the security of a steady income, with the flexibility to choose your own hours, you can have the work-life balance to suits you.


You will need to have the right to live and work in the UK, at least 3 months' previous paid care experience in the UK and suitable referee contact details to apply for this vacancy. You will also need a valid certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course, or be willing to book onto a Newcross course. You must be SSSC registered or commit to registering when you join us.

If you have an SVQ2 or equivalent in Health and Social Care, or currently work in a care assistant job, you could be fast tracked through our recruitment process.

The local branch

Your local branch is home to the worlds largest performing arts festival - The Edinburgh Festival Fringe which takes place every year! You can find our branch at the Quadrant, New Mart Place.

We offer job opportunities from areas as far south as West Linton, to Haddington in the East and as far up as North Berwick.

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If you cannot apply online, please call . Newcross Healthcare Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing in this job advert is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.

Required skills

  • part time
  • care
  • nursing home
  • care assistant
  • agency
  • learning disabilities
  • healthcare assistant
  • job
  • learning disability
  • permanent
  • south east
  • vacancy
  • learning disability care
  • care agency
  • scottish care
  • west linton care
  • edinburugh care

Reference: 34103669

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