Edinburgh support worker vacancy

 

Full-time or part-time work available in various locations across Edinburgh, providing individual support for people with learning disabilities and other support needs.

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Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of people with support needs?

We need support workers to work full-time or part time in various services across Edinburgh, including Leith, Craigmillar, Seafield and Liberton.  No experience is required as paid training is provided.

  • £18,252 – £19,063 per annum, pro rata (based on 39 hour work week).
  • Casual hourly rate: £9.00 per hour.
  • Sleepover payment of £72.  Sleepovers are not counted as part of your contracted hours, and are paid in addition to your regular salary.

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. The ideal candidate will be fully committed to The Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.  Many of our support workers go on to complete formal qualifications in social care as they develop their professional skills.

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

Shifts are varied and include day shifts, early mornings, evenings, weekend shifts and sleepovers, and may include providing support to service users in various parts of Edinburgh, but we aim to have people work in their local communities where possible.

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

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 recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

The application closing date for this position is Monday 3 August 2020 at 09:00.

Do you have questions before applying? Send an email to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

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You can send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

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.

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