Vacancy in Armadale: Female Support Worker

We need female support workers who can drive to join our team in West Lothian, and are specifically looking for a fun and energetic person to support our service user living in Armadale. She benefits from 24/7 support, so we need support workers who can work weekdays, weekends and sleepover shifts.

Find out more about our services
for adults with support needs

  • Full-time, part-time or casual work available
  • £18,252 – £19,063 per annum pro rata
  • £9.00 hourly casual rate
  • Sleepover payment of £72.00 per night
  • Drivers only
  • Female* support workers only

A little bit about one of our service users:

“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?”

You will be part of a fantastic team supporting our service users to live independently, both at home and out and about in Armadale and elsewhere in West Lothian. You will have the desire and ability to build and maintain good relationships; and have an organised, collaborative and flexible approach to providing the best support possible. A positive, can-do attitude is essential and resilience and determination are also desirable key skills.

Knowledge and experience of the emotional and practical difficulties faced by our service users is desirable, along with your creative in your approach to problem solving.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain or develop your existing skills in an award winning, community focused organisation. If you can communicate clearly and sensitively with our service users and their families, and demonstrate an empathy for the Action Group’s values, especially surrounding confidentiality, we would love to hear from you.

We provide paid training and many of our support workers go on to gain formal qualifications in social care.

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

We are a Safer Recruiter, and so all positions are subject to satisfactory PVG (we will pay for this), health and reference checks.

Do you have questions before applying? Call us on 0131 475 2342 or send an email to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

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

The closing date for this position is 09:00 on Monday, 25 November 2019.

You can also download 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.

We are a Disability Confident Employer
This means 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.

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

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