Waking nights support worker in Edinburgh

Are you a night owl? We need someone to support individuals who have complex needs and carry out some routine tasks.  You would be expected to stay awake throughout the night. 

Find out more about our services
for and adults with support needs

  • 20 hours per week
  • £9.00 – £9.40 per hour
  • Working in Edinburgh

You will be part of a fantastic team supporting our service users to live independently, enabling the people we support to lead fulfilling lives based upon their personal needs. You will have the desire and ability to build and maintain good relationships; and have an organised, collaborative and flexible approach to providing the best support possible. A positive, can-do attitude and great communication skills are essential. Does this sound like you?

A knowledge or awareness of the emotional and practical difficulties faced by our service users would be advantageous, but most important is your willingness to learn and to be creative in your approach to problem solving. Sometimes the work can be challenging, so a good sense of humour and the ability to remain calm in difficult situations is necessary.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain or develop your existing skills. If you can communicate clearly and sensitively with our service users and their families, and demonstrate an empathy for the Action Group’s values we would love to hear from you.

This is a part time role covering two night shifts per week.  If you are looking to work more hours, we can discuss the possibility of working in other services too.

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, 25 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.

We are a Disability Confident Employer
This means 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.

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