Female* Weekend Support Worker (part-time) – Midlothian

We are looking for support workers to work at various times of the day, weekdays and weekends in Midlothian, supporting children and younger adults.

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for children and young people

The right candidate would share the Action Group’s 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 is available part-time (8-20 hours per week).
  • £9.00 – £9.40 per hour, depending on qualifications.
  • Sleepover shifts are available, paid at £72 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 and other locations around Midlothian.

Our service users 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 service user’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 service users 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 the service user’s needs, so the job can include accompanying service users on outings or going shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules.  You will work with service users in the community and with families to support service users 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.

 

Having a driving licence and access to a car would be an advantage. 

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

The application closing date for this position is Tuesday, 7th January 2020 at 09:00.

Do you have questions before applying? Call us on 0131 475 2342 or send an email to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

 

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

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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