Saturday support worker in Bonnyrigg

We need a support worker to join the team at our Bonnyrigg Day Centre, working Saturdays from 10:30 to 16:30, providing individual support to our young service users.

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for children and young people

Are you a great communicator who knows how to have fun?

Are you looking for a part-time opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people with support needs?

We are looking for people who are patient, practical and committed to the Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all to work at our Saturday day centre in Bonnyrigg.

No experience or formal qualifications are necessary as paid training is provided, but some experience of an educational or care setting would be an advantage.

  • £9.00 – £9.40 per hour, depending on qualification and length of service
  • Saturdays, 10:30 – 16:30
  • Location: Bonnyrigg

If you are interested in this position, but want to work more hours, we would be happy to discuss the possibility of also working in other services in our Midlothian team.

The day centre is for teenagers and young adults with additional support needs to help them lead fulfilling, included lives through having fun, being an active part of the community and experiencing new things.  The role may involve outdoor or indoor sports, arts and crafts and organising events and transport.  You must have an understanding and interest in young people and their needs and an enthusiastic and positive approach to working with them.  You will usually be working with at least one other support worker, providing individualised support to a service user.

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

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

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

Do you have questions before applying? Call us on 0131 475 2342 or send us an email.

You can also download the application form.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to  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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