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Support Workers - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £19,110 – £19,419 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th November 2021

  • Advertised from 15th November 2021
  • Salary: £10.50 rising to £10.67per hour. Status: (30 hours per week) (0.25hrs each week are added on top of the 30hrs for supervision which takes the total hours to 30.25).


Inclusion Alliance is a small not for profit organisation person-centred community-based daytime service supporting adults with high support needs to lead ordinary lives in their communities. Inclusion Alliance was created by families who wished for alternative community-based support compared with historical models of care and has been established for over 20 years.

Monday and Tuesday

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join a small team to provide 1:1 support for a man with learning disabilities. The support will involve accessing daily community activities, developing new activities, and maintaining friendships and social connections.

The person shares a car and enjoys visiting various places. The person also enjoys travelling by bus therefore a driving licence would be beneficial although not essential.

Monday 9.30am-4pm

Tuesday 9.30am-4pm

Wednesday to Friday

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a good sense of humour to join a small team to provide two-to-one support for a man who has Angelman Syndrome. He has learning and some physical difficulties and you are there to help him be included in an ordinary life. He stays in the family home and work duties include support with personal care, keeping the home clean and tidy as well as some food preparation. We are looking for a proactive and motivating person to look for new activities and experiences. Your work would also include supporting the man to access social, leisure and learning opportunities in the community.

The person has his own car and enjoys visiting a variety of places therefore a car driver with the relevant licence and experience would be beneficial although not essential. He also enjoys bus and tram travel as other forms of transport for variation and being part of the community. His wheelchair is sometimes required as a form of transport.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be committed to working in a person-centred way ensuring that support is built around this person’s wishes and needs. No experience or formal qualifications are necessary as full training and skills development is provided.

Wednesday 9.00am -3.00pm

Thursday- 9.00am -2.00pm

Friday- 9.00am – 3.00pm

Additional hours may potentially be available in a relief capacity to cover annual leave and other absences.

Benefits include

  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Funded SVQ 3 Learning opportunities
  • Excellent paid annual leave entitlement
  • Regular paid supervision sessions
  • Regular training and development opportunities
  • Daytime Monday to Friday Working
  • Working for a well-established small organisation where person centred values are at the core
  • Free access to an employee support app

Organisation profile:

Inclusion Alliance exists ‘to enable those who need long-term support to lead the lives that they and the people closest to them choose, as full members of their local communities’.

  • The work of Inclusion Alliance is underpinned by the values of inclusion.
  • We have a commitment to people with learning difficulties and a belief in their rights as human beings to a full, participative community life.
  • We believe that everyone has a positive contribution to make to their community.
  • We believe that services should work together with the families of people with learning difficulties, and that decision-making should be a shared responsibility.
  • We believe services should be small, flexible, responsive and tailored to an individual’s wishes.

Application notes

Closing date: 29th November 2021

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CVs for this position.

The successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced PVG disclosure check.

Completed applications should be sent to or to: Inclusion Alliance, Office C, 2 Quayside Mills, Quayside Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6EX

Please download the application form, or email us at to request a paper copy