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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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Our current
job vacancies

Advice Worker BEMAS (Black & Ethnic Minority Advice Service) 

  • 23 hours per week
  • Fixed Term until 31 March 2020 (with the possibility of extension)
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Starting salary: £20,280 or £22,449 p/a pro rata (depending on current training and experience)

Help us make a difference to families that can face the most barriers to getting the support that they need.
The Action Group is recruiting for an enthusiastic, focussed, professional individual, to work within our valuable BEMAS service. This service is for parents from Black Minority Ethnic Communities who have a child with a disability. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team to support and empower parents in the following ways:

  • Provide advice, assistance and representation across a range of issues (including Welfare Benefits)
  • Connect parents into services that can help them and their children
  • Run regular support groups for parents.
  • Build the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents
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We would particularly welcome applications from those with experience of living or working within a Black or Ethnic Minority Community.

The ideal candidate will have the desire and confidence to develop quickly within a new role.

You will have the following skills:

  • The ability to build relationships with a variety of different people and professionals
  • The ability to understand and analyse information and use this to give advice – within group settings as well as to individuals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent administration skills

The following skills may also be helpful, but are non-essential:

  • The ability to speak a community language
  • Experience of working in a diverse community

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in:

  • Project management
  • Designing and delivering workshops
  • Partnership working
  • Providing Advice on Welfare Benefits and income maximisation

The post will be based at Norton Park and will require travel across Edinburgh, and you may work some evenings and at weekends where required.

To request an application pack please contact recruitment by emailing recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk or by calling 0131 475 2342.

This post is subject to PVG, health clearance and internal references.

Closing date for applications is Thursday, 28 March at midday.
Interviews will take place on 4 and 5 April.

Support Worker Day Centres. 

  • Full-time, part-time and casual contracts available
  • Salary starts at £17,645 per annum (pro rata), rising to £18,150 per annum (pro rata) if qualified
  • Casual rate: £8.75 per hour
  • Application deadline: 12:00 on 3 April 2019

The people we support want Support Workers who are friendly, practically minded and are great communicators.

Do you believe that everyone should have the same opportunities?

Do you have the skills and values to assist people who require additional support with their everyday lives?

Are you caring, fun and great at problem solving? 

Then the people we support want you to join us!

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The Action Group will be running 2 day services from the following locations:

  • Gilmerton.
  • Drylaw Parish Church.

You will help people in a variety of ways, e.g.

  • Being part of a community
  • Managing medication
  • Staying healthy
  • Participating in social activities
  • Developing personal support plans

We provide full training: don’t worry if you don’t have any formal experience or qualifications.

To apply, please read the job description 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.

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.

  • £17,745 – £18,671 per annum pro-rata
  • Casual support worker hourly rate: £8.75
  • 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
  • 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 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.

Support Worker in Midlothian (Drivers preferred)

  • Full-time or part-time positions are available in Midlothian.
  • Rate: Starts from £8.75 per hour (or £8.95 if qualified).
  • Sleepover Payment of £62.64 per night.

Do you want to work with 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 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

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

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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 means working closely with the family to support our 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.

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, complete the application form and send it to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, please get in touch.  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.

Support Workers in Edinburgh

  • Full time or part time contracts and casual work available
  • Salary starts from £17,645 per annum (pro rata), rising to £18,150 per annum (pro rata) if qualified
  • Casual rate: £8.75 per hour
  • Sleepover payment of £62.64 per night

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.

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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.

You can download the job description and apply online or download the application form. Your completed application can be sent to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

Want to know more? Call us on 0131 475 2342 for an informal chat and more information, or email us at recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

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.

Please note:
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.

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

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