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The Action Group is about No Barriers.

It is about working in partnership with the people we support so that they live their life to its fullest potential.

No experience is necessary. The people we support want you to be caring, practical, great at communicating, and to have a positive outlook on life.

We are very proud to have achieved the Investors in People Gold award and to be a Disability Confident Employer.

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Assistant Team Managers – Edinburgh and the Lothians

The Action Group is one of the largest providers of services for both children and adults with learning disabilities and other support needs throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, helping to enable them to live fulfilling and independent lives.  We are looking to recruit Assistant Team Managers, to assist the Team Managers to provide leadership to a team of Support Workers.

  • £19,083 – £20,280 per annum, pro rata
  • Sleepover Payment (if applicable) £62.64 per night

39 hours per week (part time candidates are welcome to apply to jobshare).

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The successful applicants will be motivated, creative, hardworking and committed to breaking down barriers to enable people with a variety of support. The postholders will assist the Team Managers with administrative and supervisory tasks e.g. rota management; training and supervising staff; monitoring paperwork and generally acting as a source of knowledge and guidance to members of the team.  You will spend the remainder of your time (approximately 80%) providing direct support to service users. Obviously, this support will be person-centered, empowering, and in line with The Action Group’s values of respect, equality and opportunity for all. You will be expected to work weekends and sleepover shifts, and perform on-call duties as necessary.

You will have at least one year’s experience of support work, providing person-centred support to individuals who have support needs. You must be able and prepared to complete an SVQ 2 in Social Care within one year of taking the post, or be the holder of an equivalent qualification.  If not already registered with the SSSC, then you must be registered within 6 months of starting the role.  If already registered then you will need to update your membership accordingly.

Positions are also subject to satisfactory PVG, reference and health clearance.

To apply, download the application pack, including the application form, job description and person specification. Please send your application form and accompanying paperwork to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk. If you would prefer a paper copy of the application pack then please contact the HR team by calling 0131 475 2342 or by emailing recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

Closing date: Monday 18th June 2018 at midday

As a Disability Confident Employer 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.

Apply below

To apply, please read the job description and complete the forms below. Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Team Manager – Based in Edinburgh and the Lothians

The Action Group is one of the largest providers of services for individuals with learning disabilities and other support needs throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.  We are looking to recruit Team Managers to provide leadership to our teams of Support Workers.

Our managers must be motivated, creative, hardworking and committed to breaking down barriers to enable people with a variety of support needs to live fulfilling and independent lives.  They will manage large services and whilst some aspects of team leadership will be delegated to the Assistant Team Managers, they will retain overall responsibility for team management, staff performance and quality of service standards.

£23,626 – £24,843 p/a pro rata (from 1st July 2018)

39 hours per week (part time candidate are welcome to apply to jobshare).

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Previous experience of staff management is essential, as is at least two years’ experience of providing person-centred services to individuals who have support needs.  You must be able and prepared to complete a SVQ 3 in Social Care within 12 months of taking the post, in addition to completing a Supervisory Professional Development Award within a further six months of starting in the post, or achieving the SVQ, whichever is later.

Please note that post holders must be registered with the SSSC, within 6 months of starting the role.  If already registered then you will need to update your membership accordingly.  Positions are also subject to satisfactory PVG, references and health clearance.

To apply, download the application pack, including the application form, job description and person specification. Please send your application form and accompanying paperwork to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk. If you would prefer a paper copy of the application pack then please contact the HR team by calling 0131 475 2342 or by emailing recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

Closing date: Monday 18th June 2018 at midday

As a Disability Confident Employer 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.

Apply below

To apply, please read the job description and complete the forms below. Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Support Worker – Waking Nights

The Action Group supports people according to their individual needs, so we need support workers who can work during the night for some of our services. This job would suit a night owl with previous experience of personal care and working with individuals who have complex needs, although no specific experience or formal qualifications are necessary as training is provided. The work can be challenging, so a good sense of humour and the ability to remain calm in difficult situations is necessary. Whilst the work is overnight, some training and induction will need to take place during the day initially.

20 or 30 hours per week, potentially with more hours available depending on schedules

Starting salary: £8.45 per hour (or £8.91 if qualified)

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Candidates must be great communicators and problem solvers, and be fully committed to the Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. The people we work with tell us they want to be supported by good-humoured people who are patient and considerate. Waking nights can start between 22:30 and 23:15, and finish between 07:00 and 09:15. Support workers are expected to stay awake throughout, carry out some routine tasks and respond to the needs of service users as required. Support needs can include physical disability, learning disability and mental illness.

Benefits include:

  • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CVs.

To apply, download the application pack, including the application form, job description and person specification. Please send your completed application form and accompanying paperwork to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk

If you have any questions or would prefer to complete a paper form, email or call us on 0131 475 2342.

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 28th May 2018 at midday.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 4th June and Friday 8th June 2018.

As a Disability Confident Employer 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.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £17,137.00 to £18,069.00 per year.

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

Apply online

Downloads

You can also apply by downloading the forms below.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Support Worker – Edinburgh

The Action Group provides services for people with learning disabilities and other support needs. Our support workers support our service users in pursuing their goals, and also with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes. We tailor the support we provide according to the service user’s needs, so the job can include accompanying service users on outings or to go shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules.

  • Start from £17,137 per annum pro rata
  • or £17,542 per annum pro rata, if you are qualified
  • Sleepover rate (if applicable) £62.64 per night
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Candidates must be great communicators and problem solvers, and be fully committed to the Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. No experience or formal qualifications are necessary.  Full-time, part time and casual vacancies are available in Edinburgh.

Benefits include:

  • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Pension
  • An exclusive employee discount scheme
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Want to know more? Call us on 0131 475 2342 for an informal chat and more information.

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

You can also download the MS Word-version of the application form.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

As a Disability Confident Employer, 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.

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

Apply online

Downloads

You can also apply by downloading the forms below.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Support Worker – Edinburgh

The Action Group provides services for people with learning disabilities and other support needs. Our support workers support our service users in pursuing their goals, and also with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes. We tailor the support we provide according to the service user’s needs, so the job can include accompanying service users on outings or to go shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules.

  • Start from £17,137 per annum pro rata
  • or £17,542 per annum pro rata, if you are qualified
  • Sleepover rate (if applicable) £62.64 per night
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Candidates must be great communicators and problem solvers, and be fully committed to the Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. No experience or formal qualifications are necessary.  Full-time, part time and casual vacancies are available in Edinburgh.

Benefits include:

  • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Pension
  • An exclusive employee discount scheme
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Want to know more? Call us on 0131 475 2342 for an informal chat and more information.

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

You can also download the MS Word-version of the application form.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

As a Disability Confident Employer, 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.

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

Apply online

Downloads

You can also apply by downloading the forms below.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Support Worker for Children and Young Adults in Midlothian

Do you want to work with children and young people who have support needs?  This is an opportunity to make a real difference doing one or more of the following:

      • Support work at youth groups, Friday afternoons and Saturdays
      • One-on-one support for children over weekends
      • Support for young people living independently for the first time

We are looking for people who are great communicators and who know how to have fun, people who are patient, practical and committed to The Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.

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No experience or formal qualifications are necessary, but some experience of working with young people in an educational or care setting would be an advantage.

Our Youth Groups are for children and young adults with additional support needs to help them lead fulfilling, inclusive lives by broadening their experiences through having fun and enjoying being part of the community.  The role may involve outdoor or indoor sports, arts and crafts and organising events and transport.  You must have an understanding and interest in young people and their needs and an enthusiastic and positive approach to working with them.

Providing weekend support for children means working closely with the family to support our young service users to have fun, take part in activities and pursue their goals.  You need to be energetic, creative and have great attention to detail.

Supporting young people in transition includes working with younger adults who are taking steps to greater independence, often living in their own tenancies for the first time.  We support our service users in pursuing their goals, and also with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes. We tailor the support we provide according to the service user’s needs, so the job can include accompanying service users on outings or to go shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules.

      • Full-time or part-time positions are available in Midlothian
      • Start from £8.45 per hour (or £8.65 if you are qualified)
      • Sleepover Payment of £62.64 per night

Benefits include

      • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
      • Travel time payable where applicable
      • Pension
      • An exclusive employee discount scheme
      • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
      • Good annual leave entitlements
      • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Want to know more? Call us on 0131 475 2342 for an informal chat and more information.

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

You can also download the MS Word-version of the application form.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

As a Disability Confident Employer 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.

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

Apply online

Downloads

You can also apply by downloading the forms below.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Female Support Worker (Drivers only) – West Lothian

  • Start from £17,137 per annum pro rata
  • or £17,542 per annum pro rata, if you are qualified
  • Sleepover rate (if applicable) £62.64 per night

Candidates must be great communicators and problem solvers, and be fully committed to the Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. No experience or formal qualifications are necessary.  For our service in West Lothian, we need female* support workers who can drive.  Full-time, part-time and casual positions are available.

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The Action Group provides services for people with learning disabilities and other support needs. Our support workers support our service users in pursuing their goals, and also with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes. We tailor the support we provide according to the service user’s needs, so the job can include accompanying service users on outings or to go shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules.

One of the people we support within the team is looking for people to join her staff team and would like you to know the following.

“I am a young woman living in my own flat in Armadale. My staff support me with my day to day activities, to maintain my home and do sleepovers with me. I have autism and a learning disability. I have limited verbal communication which means that some people can find it a challenge to understand my needs and find it difficult to work with me. I am looking for positive, reliable, fun and enthusiastic women* to support me. I need staff who are able to work with me when my emotions become challenging, who can drive my car for me and who are able to work with at all times of the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and sleepovers. Can you support me to have a fun and fulfilling life?”

Benefits include:

  • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Pension
  • An exclusive employee discount scheme
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Want to know more? Call us on 0131 475 2342 for an informal chat and more information.

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

You can also download the MS Word-version of the application form.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

*exempt under The Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1.  Male support workers are welcome to apply to vacancies in Edinburgh or Midlothian.

As a Disability Confident Employer, 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.

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

Apply online

Downloads

You can also apply by downloading the forms below.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Support Worker (Drivers preferred) – East Lothian

Do you want to make a big difference to people’s lives and have fulfilling career?

The Action Group provides services for people with learning disabilities and other support needs. We are looking to recruit fun, friendly, caring, energetic, motivated staff to work with two young women in Gifford, East Lothian.  They will shortly be living together in the same flat and are looking for female* support workers to join their team. They love socialising and having lots of fun, and they want staff who will involve them in all aspects of their support, helping them to live fulfilling and independent lives. Typical activities on support include assisting with household chores, cooking, assisting with finances, completing paperwork, encouraging hobbies and interests, medication administration and providing personal care.  Both have motability cars so drivers are preferred, but non-drivers will also be considered.

We are also looking for male* support workers in Haddington.  Having a driving licence and your own transport would be an advantage.

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Shifts are varied and include day shifts, early mornings, evenings, weekend shifts and sleepovers, and may include providing support to other service users in other parts of East Lothian.  Full-time, part-time and casual positions are available.

£17,137 – £18,069 per annum pro-rata

Casual support worker hourly rate: £8.45

Sleepover Payment of £62.64 per night

Candidates must be great communicators and problem solvers, and be fully committed to the Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. No experience or formal qualifications are necessary.

Benefits include

  • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Pension
  • An exclusive employee discount scheme
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Want to know more? Call us on 0131 475 2342 for an informal chat and more information.

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

You can also download the MS Word-version of the application form.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

*exempt under The Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1.

As a Disability Confident Employer, 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.

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

Apply online

Downloads

You can also apply by downloading the forms below.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Please note:
We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates.

Some posts are covered by exemptions listed in schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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