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Assistant Support Worker (Nights)

  • Full time
  • £19,343
  • Midlothian Homelessness Services, Penicuik and Lasswade
  • Closing 23rd June 2019

  • Advertised from 13th June 2019
  • 10% Night Pay Allowance to be awarded. Nightshift, 35 hours per week, 4 on 4 off working pattern over both sites. Permanent.


One of the UK’s most inspiring and best known faith-based organisations, The Salvation Army, is looking for a caring and dynamic Assistant Support Worker to help support vulnerable clients as they transition and prepare for independent living.

The role is based primarily at two locations in Midlothian. Our aim is to support people as they develop their capacity, self-esteem, and life skills to enable them to live independently in settled accommodation in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

You will work alongside clients to help them identify support needs and support them to make life choices appropriate to their needs. You will also complete day to day activities including administration tasks and reception duties to support the successful operation of the Lifehouse.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

Motivation towards supporting vulnerable clients to achieve focused and positive life outcomes. Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload and the ability to work within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory PVG Scheme disclosure check. Please note that you will be required to pay either for a new PVG Scheme Membership application (£59.00) or for the Scheme Record Update fee (£18.00) if you are already a member of the PVG Scheme. All new employees have to register with the SSSC within 6 months of employment and are responsible for the fee.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave and bank holidays (Pro rata for part-time); a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme.

Application notes

For further details and to apply please visit The Salvation Army’s website.

Closing date: 23 June 2019

Interview date: TBC

CVs will not be accepted

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