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Female* Support Worker – Armadale

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Armadale, West Lothian
  • Closing 13th July 2020


  • Advertised from 12th June 2020
  • Part time – 16 hours (weekends with sleepovers). £9.30 – £9.70 per hour. Sleepovers are paid at a rate of £72 per night and we are happy to talk about flexibility. Drivers only

Role

We are looking for fun and energetic female* Support Workers to support our service user living in Armadale. She benefits from 24/7 support, and we are seeking women who can work weekends with sleepovers.

A little bit about our service user:

“I am a young woman living in my own flat in Armadale. My staff support me with my day to day activities, to maintain my home and do sleepovers with me. I have autism and a learning disability. I am looking for positive, reliable, fun and enthusiastic women* to support me. I need staff who are able to work with me when my emotions can become overwhelming for me, who can drive my car for me and who are able to work at all times of the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and sleepovers. Can you support me to have a fun and fulfilling life?”

You will be part of a fantastic team supporting our service users to live independently, both at home and out and about in Armadale. 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 is essential; and resilience and determination are also desirable key skills.

Knowledge and experience of the emotional and practical difficulties faced by our service users is desirable, along with your creative in your approach to problem solving.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain or develop your existing skills in an award winning, community focussed organisation. If you can communicate clearly and sensitively with our service users and their families, and demonstrate an empathy for The Action Group’s values, especially surrounding confidentiality, we would love to hear from you.

Application notes

To apply for this role you need to complete our application form which is available on our website or on request by emailing us at recruitment[at]actiongroup.org.uk.

If you require any further information about the vacancy please email recruitment[at]actiongroup.org.uk

Why work with us?

  • Competitive salary in an award winning organisation
  • Paid mileage between Service User assignments
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace culture that supports work-life balance and family-friendly working
  • Comprehensive mandatory training and additional development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Buddying/mentoring while you gain confidence
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Investor in People – Gold Award
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Safer Recruiter

We are a Safer Recruiter, and so all positions are subject to satisfactory PVG (we will pay for this), health and reference checks.

As a Disability Confident Employer, 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.

Closing date for applications is 09:00 on Monday 13th July 2020.

Female* drivers only (*exempt under The Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1.

Male support workers are welcome to apply to vacancies in Edinburgh, East Lothian or Midlothian)