Female support worker in Gifford

We need fun, friendly, caring, energetic and motivated female support workers for weekend work in Gifford, supporting young women as they take steps towards greater independence. 

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for children and young people

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people in your community?

Our team in East Lothian supports younger people taking steps towards greater independence such as moving into their own tenancies.  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.  The people who use our services want support workers who are friendly and can help them pursue their goals and live fulfilling lives.

This role requires driving, and it would also be an advantage to have your own transport.  You would be able to claim mileage on qualifying journeys.

  • Part-time weekend positions available
  • Work in local communities in East Lothian
  • Female drivers only
  • £18,252.00 – £19,063.20 per annum pro-rata
  • Casual support worker hourly rate: £9.00
  • Sleepover Payment of £72.00 per night

We are looking for people to support two young women in Gifford over weekends, working 10:00–17:00 or 17:00–21:00 on Saturdays and/or Sundays.  More hours are available if you are willing to work elsewhere in East Lothian.

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 as paid training is provided.  Many of our support workers go on to complete 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? Call us on 0131 475 2342 or send an email to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

The application closing date for this position is Monday, 18 November 2019 at 09:00.

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.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

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.

*Owing to the nature of the work we do, some roles are exempt under section 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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