Female* Support worker in West Lothian

 

We are looking for fun and energetic female* Support Workers to support our service user living in Armadale. She benefits from 24/7 support, and we are seeking women who can work weekends with sleepovers.

 

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for adults with support needs

  • Part time – 16 hours (weekends with sleepovers).
  • £9.30 – £9.70 per hour
  • Sleepovers are paid at a rate of £72 per night and we are happy to talk about flexibility.
  • 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 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 can become overwhelming for me, 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

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

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

Closing date for applications is 09:00 on Monday 13 July 2020.

 

Please note we are only able to get in touch with candidates who we are able to invite for interview.

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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.

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

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