Support Worker in East Lothian


Our team in East Lothian works with younger adults, supporting them as they take steps towards greater independence. We need fun, friendly, caring, energetic and motivated support workers to work in various locations in the area.

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for children and young people

  • Full and part time shifts available
  • Work in local communities in East Lothian
  • £18,252.00 – £19,063.20 per annum pro-rata
  • Casual support worker hourly rate: £9.00
  • Sleepover Payment of £72.00 per night

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.

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 East Lothian, but we aim to have people work in their local communities where possible.  Full-time, part-time and casual positions are available.

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? Send us an email to

The application closing date for this position is Monday, 3 August 2020 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


Please note we are only able to get in touch with successful candidates.


You can send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to

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.

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

We value the privacy of our job applicants.  To find out more, please read our privacy statement.

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