Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,090
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th January 2022

  • Advertised from 14th January 2022
  • SCP 19-22


Ypeople is Recruiting for 2 experienced Support Workers to join our Your Home service in the Leith area of Edinburgh.

Your Home provides support to people aged 16+ who are transitioning out of homelessness to longer term accommodation or those who are at risk of becoming homeless.

The Support Workers offer a variety of support, and we vary what types of support we offer depending on what each person needs. We understand that everyone has had different experiences and we aim to create relationships based on trust to help build resilience and self-worth.

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Support Worker the main duties of the position will include:

  • Arranging and facilitating key work meeting to develop and review support plans in collaboration with the people we support to meet their individual needs.
  • Developing life skills with the people we support including how to maximise income, budgeting, shopping, cooking, home maintenance & repair and any other skills that aid to independence.
  • Assisting the people we support in their transition from temporary accommodation to permanent housing.
  • Providing advice on a range of subjects including housing options and welfare benefits.

Full details can be found in the Job & Person Specification in the Application Pack on our website.

Education and Skills/attributes required for the post

  • Qualified to SVQ level 3 H&SC or SCQF equivalent (or are willing to work towards)
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness
  • Experience of undertaking crisis work with vulnerable people and experience of working out in the community
  • The ability to show how you share Ypeople values and how you incorporate them in to your life

Hours of work

An average of 35 hours per week, these hours are usually worked Monday to Friday and flexibly within the hours of 8am and 6pm with a one-hour unpaid break.


Your usual place of work will be Your Home, 26 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5AA. You are also required to work in the local community, and you will be paid travel expenses between your usual place of work and appointments undertaken in the course of your duties.

Alternatively, you may also choose to work remotely from your home address.

Working arrangements must be agreed with your line manager, based on the needs of the service

Benefits include

  • Annual leave entitlement of 234 hours holiday (equivalent to 6 weeks) per year in the first year rising to 312 hours (equivalent to 8 weeks) per year in the second (pro rata).
  • Life Assurance Scheme from day one of employment.
  • Post holder will be automatically enrolled into the People’s Pension following successful completion of their probationary period, provided they meet the auto-enrolment criteria

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please visit and you will be redirected to our website for application forms

Closing date: Fri 28th January 2022