Vacancy: Support Worker in Midlothian

We have part time and full time positions available in our Midlothian team, supporting children and younger adults who have support needs.  Support workers work at various times, weekdays and weekends.  You can also apply for casual work if you are looking for a flexible job.

 

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for children and young people

The right candidate would share  our values of inclusion and equality, and have a person-centred approach to providing support.  Experience in a social care role would be an advantage, but is not required as paid training is provided.

  • Work part time or full time. You can indicate your ideal number of hours on your application.
  • £9.50 – £9.90 per hour, depending on qualifications.
  • Sleepover shifts are available, paid at £76 per night. Sleepovers are not counted as part of your contracted hours, and are paid in addition to your regular salary.
  • Location: Gorebridge, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Danderhall and other locations around Midlothian
  • Having a driving licence and your own transport would be an advantage

The people we support have told us what matters most to them is that their support workers are nice people who work well as part of a team and who are practically minded.  We are looking for people who can get the details right and genuinely care about the welfare of others. The purpose is to empower people through practical support so that they may live as independently as possible, and support workers’ tasks will depend on the individual’s support needs.

Working in Midlothian

We support younger adults individually as they take steps towards greater independence, such as living in their own tenancies for the first time.  We support our people in pursuing their goals, and also with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes. We tailor the support we provide according to their needs, so the job can include accompanying people on outings or going shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules.  You will work in the community and with families to support people to have fun and take part in activities.   You need to be energetic, creative and have great attention to detail.

Our youth group is for children 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.

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

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.

The application closing date for this position is Monday, 8 November 2021 at 09:00.

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

 

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

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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 Platinum 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.  For more information, please contact our Equality Network: equality@actiongroup.org.uk.

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