Join a team that really cares!

If you're starting out in the world of work, looking to return after a career break or just want a job that is rewarding day in, day out, choose a career in care.

We are currently recruiting for Community Care Workers to work with adults in their own homes across East Lothian. 

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What's in it for you?

  • full-time and part-time flexible roles that fit around your schedule
  • competitive salaries, with the opportunity to earn over £27,000 per year (pro rata)
  • full induction and training programme
  • annual SSSC fees paid for you!
  • SVQ qualifications at grade 2/3/4 paid for you!
  • generous uniform entitlement
  • enrolment in local authority pension scheme with +20% employer contribution
  • annual leave and public holiday entitlement 
  • numerous career progression opportunities
  • opportunity to be part a multi-disciplinary team
  • the chance to make a difference to the lives of the people you'll care for

What does the role involve?

East Lothian's Home Care Service provides care in the home for adults and the elderly across the whole of East Lothian who need assistance and encouragement to carry out daily living tasks.

The Care Support Worker plays a crucial part in ensuring service users identified needs are appropriately supported in the community and are responsible for the delivery of direct personal care and to provide assistance with both practical and emotional support to assist service users to remain in their own homes in accordance with Individual Care Plans aims and targets.

What prior experience is required?

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who have a caring nature, excellent communication skills, who can work both independently and as part of a wider team.

If you have experience and knowledge in working in a health or social care setting so much the better, but it is not always necessary.  

Successful applicants will require to register with the SSSC (this fee is paid for you by ELHSCP), and complete appropriate PVG checks.

If you do not already have an SVQ 2 Health and Social Care at SCQF Level 6 at the point of application, ELHSCP will pay the fees required to enable you to study and obtain an SVQ Level 2 qualification within the required timescale to meet the requirements of SSSC.

Do I need to be able to drive?

Having a driving licence is beneficial, but not always necessary.  We have a number of pool cars available for our teams to go and visit clients. 

We have the ability to create 'care routes' in areas where you live that can be reached either on foot, by bike or using local public transport.

What is the application process?

Please visit the link below to and complete the online application for the "Care Support Worker - Adult Community Services (Home Care)" role

Download: Care Support Worker job description

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Who to contact for more information?

If you have a query about the about the role or the online application process please contact:

Home Care Team: 
Rachael Parsons T: 01620 827655 or email 

Vikki Reynolds  T: 01875 618 960 or email


Current vacancies with East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership

Within East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, our people are our greatest asset.  We are caring, compassionate, and forever committed to supporting the people of East Lothian to live independent and healthy lives.

Our colleagues support each other across the county. From our primary care teams to our social work department, our nursing colleagues, care assistances and allied health professionals, as well as our auxiliary, administration and management teams.  We all come together to deliver the best health, best care and best value for our local communities.

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