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Sessional Worker - Groups Support Assistant

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 24th January 2022

  • Advertised from 7th January 2022
  • £11.72 per hour. Variable casual work.


Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) aims to maintain or increase older people’s independence and wellbeing across the West Lothian area. The service is delivered by a team of dedicated, trained volunteers who offer encouragement, companionship and support to help engage in social, leisure and community activities.

We are looking for a sessional Groups Support Assistant to join our team to support our community work. You will be responsible for the delivery of assigned groups, encouraging and enabling clients to interact in a variety of activities. This post is overseen and supported by the Senior Service Coordinator.

You should ideally have experience of working with older people in an activity based, group setting, encouraging integration and participation to support mental and physical stimulation. You will be creative thinker with a positive, can-do and flexible approach.

Previous experience of working within the voluntary sector, local services for older people and an understanding of Dementia is desirable.

OPAL is a prevention service supporting older adults to remain independent at home for as long as they desire. Working within this team, provides an opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of those across West Lothian.

Organisation Profile:

For 50 years, Cyrenians (a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), registered charity number SC011052) has served those on the edge; working with those experiencing the causes and consequences of homelessness. We understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That is why all our work is values-led and relationships-based


Application notes

For full details and an application pack please visit, call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours), or e-mail:

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 24th January 2022

Interviews will be: Monday 31st January & Tuesday 1st February 2022