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Nightingale Home Care is a family run company based in Central Falkirk. We aim to support all our staff so they can feel confident and supported whilst doing a unique and rewarding role. So, if you are an Experienced Health or Social Care Practitioner or wish to explore a new avenue in care and are looking for a company with a fresh new approach, then Nightingale Home Care could be the place for you!

Personal Home Care Assistant (HCA)

  • Excellent working conditions - PAID WEEKLY
  • Part-time hours: 8-40 per week
  • Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Bank Staff
  • Salary: £13.00-£13.50 per hour

Personal Home Care Assistant Role

Personal Home Care Assistants (HCA) work as part of a team to provide personal care, practical assistance and social support to maintain people in their own homes.
  1. To respond to service delivery instructions from the Home Senior Lead / Care Co-ordinator aimed at providing personal care, practical assistance and social support to clients.
  2. This would be with reference to the jointly agreed client personalised support plan.

Such tasks would involve:

  • Assistance with all aspects of personal activities of daily living and domestic tasks as detailed within the care support plan.
  • Supporting clients to maintain contacts with family/friends and encouraging community and recreational participation and inclusion and to promote mental health and wellbeing and enhance overall quality of life.
  • Maintenance, serving and promotion of dietary intake and balance, recording and reporting any concerns. To follow food standards and hygiene guidelines.
  • To assist with nutritional intake and specialist diets and allergies.
  • To assist with Catheter Care.
  • To assist with Stoma Care.
  • To assist /prompt medication with the use of compliance aids.
  • Application of eye or ear drops.
  • Changing of DRY wound dressings
  • Skin Care – application of prescribed creams/emollients.
  • Specialist assistance with bathing and showering.
  • To liaise with named District Nurse/G.P./Emergency Services any changes in the client’s needs/condition.
  • To record care delivery using the company’s (Nightingale Home Care Scotland) software App. Use of Manual & Handling Equipment as per client’s care plans and in line with the (Nightingale Home Care Scotland) Policies and Procedures.
  • To inform the Senior Lead/Co-ordinator of any changes in circumstances affecting a client.
  • To undertake training appropriate to the role of the Personal Home Care Assistant staff group.
  • To complete such administrative procedures as are required to support these.

Personal Home Care Assistants should possess or be capable of developing the following range of knowledge, skills and experience of:

  • Preferable SVQ2 in Health & Social Care preferred (not essential but willing to train for SSSC registration compliance).
  • Working in a Health or Social Care setting.
  • Experience of delivery of personal care.
  • Moving and handling.
  • Good communication.
  • Experience of more than one client group.
  • Dementia awareness.
  • An understanding of ageing and disability and their effects on people’s daily living.
  • Special care skills enabling effective performance of extended personal care tasks.
  • Knowledge of National Care Standards.
  • Recognised personal development.

Additional pay:

  • Loyalty bonus


  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company Events
  • Company Pension
  • Flexible Schedule
  • On-site Parking
  • Sick Pay


  • Two week working rota, every second weekend off.


  • SVQ2 or working towards (desirable), GCSE or equivalent (preferred)


  • Health & Social Care: 1 year (preferred)


  • Car Owner & Full Driving Licence (required)

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