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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

Support Worker in Falkirk – Part time male* (Drivers preferred).

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

The Action Group provides services for people with learning disabilities and other support needs. The job entails working with adults and young people, helping them to maintain independent and fulfilling lives.

We are looking for a male* support worker who is available to work 30 hours a week to support people in our Falkirk team.  We are ideally looking for people with full driving licenses because some of our service users have Motability cars and need their support workers to drive them. Having your own car would also be an advantage as the service covers the whole Falkirk area.  We pay mileage for travel undertaken whilst on shift.

  • Start from £8.75 per hour (£8.95 if qualified)
  • Sleepover Payment of £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.  We provide full training so formal experience isn’t essential, however some experience of supporting people with additional support needs would be beneficial.

What we can do for you!

  • 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

You can either download the application pack or complete the form online.  Give us a call on 0131 475 2342 to have a chat about the role or email us at recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk if you have any questions.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CVs for this position.

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.

*exempt under The Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1. Female support workers are welcome to apply to any of our other services. We have support work vacancies in West Lothian, East Lothian, Midlothian and Falkirk. If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch.

Closing date: Monday 13th August at midday.

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.

Team Managers – Based in Edinburgh and the Lothians

  • £23,626 – £24,843 p/a pro rata
  • 39 hours per week (part time candidate are welcome to apply to jobshare)
  • Permanent and fixed term contracts available 

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.

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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.

If you want to apply, please download the application pack.  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 20th August 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.

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

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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 £17,745 per annum pro rata
  • or £18,150 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
  • 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 Adults in Gorebridge, Midlothian (drivers preferred).

Do you want to work with adults who have support needs?  This is an opportunity to make a real difference, supporting young people to live independently in their own homes for the first time.

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 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.

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.

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

The closing date for applications is Monday 30th July 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.

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 £17,745 per annum pro rata
  • or £18,150 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 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
  • 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, East Lothian 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.

  • £17,745 – £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(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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