Assistant Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,759
  • The Pleasance Lifehouse, Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th May 2021

  • Advertised from 29th April 2021
  • £9.62 per hour, 37.5 hours per week including evenings and weekends. Permanent.


The Pleasance Lifehouse is a homeless accommodation situated in Edinburgh’s city centre. It is a progressive, forward thinking project that offers a wide range of support to its service users. The centre is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic Assistant Support Worker who values a Harm Education approach to substance misuse. We would encourage applications from those whose lived experience brings the advantage of a peer to peer relationship.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the delivery of support to homeless clients with complex needs.
  • Work with clients as part of person-centred support planning which includes aiding access to a range of meaningful activities.
  • Work with clients as part of the Support Team assisting to ensure the needs and actions within person centred plans are addressed in a professional manner.

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

  • Motivation towards supporting homeless individuals to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes.
  • Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload.
  • The ability to form positive, supportive and motivating relationships.
  • Able to work within the ethos of The Salvation Army.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and PVG Disclosure.

Application notes

Closing date: 13 May 2021

CVs will not be accepted.


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