This vacancy has now closed

Residential Care Worker

  • Part time
  • £32,040 – £34,368 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 23rd May 2024

  • Advertised from 10th May 2024
  • Fixed term maternity cover. 16 hours per week.


About You

We are looking for kind, caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated people to join our team offering care and support to children and young adults with visual impairment and complex needs. This will be based within our residential houses in Edinburgh.

If you want to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss and you have a HNC in Social Care plus all eight SVQ units, an equivalent degree or qualification for registration with the SSC or other professional body, please apply now. We would love to hear from you!

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

The Role

You will play a crucial role in one of our care facilities by:

  • ensuring the well-being and comfort of residents.
  • assisting with personal hygiene, meal preparation, and medication management.
  • contributing to the development and implementation of care plans.
  • fostering a safe and nurturing environment for residents.
  • engaging in regular communication with healthcare professionals, family members, and staff.
  • providing emotional support, encouraging social interaction.
  • promoting a sense of community among residents.
  • utilising empathy, patience, and adaptability to address individual needs.

What’s in it for you?

  • 7.4 weeks of annual leave from 1st April 2024
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discount for Carers Scheme
  • Benefits Hub including Discount Gym Memberships, Spa deals, Cinema Tickets and MORE
  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Company Sick Pay
  • Continuous Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Paid Time off for Medical Appointments
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Tax Free Childcare and Childcare Voucher Scheme

About us

We're one of Scotland's oldest charities - for more than two centuries, we've been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We're proud of all we've achieved in the past - but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We're determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We're committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss - when and where they need us.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date 23rd May 2024.