Female Support Worker

Branch name
Part Time
Up to £13.94 per hour
Looking for a new start? Newcross Healthcare is looking for dedicated Female Support Workers to care for our female clients with learning disabilities living in care home environments in Edinburgh, Musselburgh, Longniddry and the surrounding areas. Take advantage of a free PVG check, a free uniform and pay rates up to £13.94 per hour.

Become a Support Worker today!

Newcross Healthcare is looking for outstanding Female Support Workers to cover night shifts to providing excellent care and support to our female service users living in Leith, Roseburn, Gorgie, Orminston, Edinburgh, West Linton, Musselburgh, Kirkliston, Longniddry, Garvald and the surrounding local areas.

You will need to have some experience working with service users with learning disabilities in particular with those that have autism.

What you'll be doing

In this role you will be offering person-centred care and support to female service users that have learning disabilities and reside in a residential setting. You will also be helping them with social activities, aiding with clinical needs and assisting our service users with any other additional services.

You will need to have some experience working with service users with learning disabilities in particular with those that have autism.

The successful candidate will be a compassionate person who provides exceptional support to our service users so they can live the life they wish to lead with dignity.


  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • At least 3 months' previous paid experience working in a care or nursing home in the UK within the last 3 years
  • You must be SSSC registered or commit to registering when joining
  • Referee contact details for your current place of work, including a manager who can comment on your clinical ability, and for all employments in the past 18 months or your 3 most recent jobs
  • A certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course in the last 12 months or willing to book onto a course with Newcross
  • Epilepsy and Medication Training
  • You will need access to a smartphone, iPhone (5s or later), iPad or iPod touch compatible with IOS 8.0 (or later) or Android device with a 4.3 operating system (or later), with internet access to submit your timesheets via our mobile app
  • Access to your own vehicle is desirable

If you have a NVQ2 / SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or currently work in a supporting role you could be fast tracked through our recruitment process.

The Branch

Your new branch will be based in the Scottish capital, Newcross Healthcare's Edinburgh branch can be found at the Quadrant, New Mart Place a short walk from the Slateford train station.

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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What we offer:

  • Salary of up to £13.94/hr including holiday pay
  • Permanent contract with weekly pay and flexible hours
  • Agreed mileage payments for most clients
  • Free ongoing training and development
  • 24-hour support through dedicated central team and clinical governance
  • Online Intranet and Smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips
  • Support from a clinical supporting team, line manager, in house office support and a designated field team leader

Flexi Pay! Thanks to our amazing pay feature on the HealthForceGo® app you choose when you want to be paid. Simply submit your timesheets by 5pm and be paid up to 50% of the value of your shift the very same day. (Includes weekends and bank holidays)

And benefit from our free PVG and uniform when you become a Newcross member.

Training for you:

Join Newcross Healthcare and grow your career at the same time! We offer a wide range of free training packages, earned through credits as you work. You could choose between many options such as: Basic Life Support, BSL or Makaton, Medication Administration, Dementia Care.

With Newcross you also have the opportunity of studying towards a range of National vocational qualifications NVQ/SVQ.

Apply Today!

If you cannot apply online, please call 0800 252 881. Newcross Healthcare Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing in this job advert is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.

We've recently introduced video interviewing, as applicants are finding it more relaxing and more enjoyable. Rather than having to travel to an interview, you can talk to us from the comfort of your own home.