Casual Support Worker Vacancies

A flexible way of working with people who have additional support needs, helping them break down barriers and pursue their goals.  As a casual worker you only work when you are available.  We need casual support workers for our teams in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Falkirk.

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for and adults with support needs
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for children and young people

We have teams in:

  • Edinburgh
  • East Lothian
  • Midlothian
  • West Lothian
  • Falkirk

Earn £9.00 per hour or £72 for a sleepover shift

Are you looking for a job where no two days are the same and you can really make a difference?

Do you thrive on working with people?  Do you believe that everyone should have the same opportunities and have the drive to support people with additional support needs to break down barriers and achieve their goals?

Do you have the skills and personal values to support people in their everyday lives, while also putting them at the centre of the support you provide?

Then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for people who are caring, fun, motivated, creative and great at problem solving.  The people we support want Support Workers who are friendly, practically minded and are great communicators.

Support Workers help people with a variety of tasks and activities including the following:

  • Maintaining their tenancies
  • Shopping and general household tasks
  • Being part of a community
  • Keeping track of money
  • Managing medication
  • Staying healthy

Don’t worry if you don’t have any formal experience or qualifications, we provide full training.

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable

As a casual worker you would be offered shifts that need to be covered, and you would be free to turn down shifts if you are not available.  Because support shifts happen during daytime, evenings and weekends, this flexible way of working can fit around other obligations such as university or your own family.

If you are interested in a part-time or full time contract, please have a look at our current vacancies.

The application closing date for this position is 09:00 on Monday, 6 January 2020.

To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form.

You can also download the application form.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to  If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Do you have questions before applying? Call us on 0131 475 2342 or send an email to

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Action Group is an Investors in People Gold Award winning organisation, and we demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by being a Disability Confident Leader and a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Disability Confident Leader

We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will be invited to interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job.  If you feel that you fit this criteria, then please make us aware of this in writing when you apply.

Stonewall Diversity Champion

To ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities in which we live and work, we encourage and welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an organization which values people of all faiths, religions, disabilities, ages and ethnicities and believe our differences are our strengths.

*Owing to the nature of the work we do, some roles are exempt under section 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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