Support Worker 1

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th May 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd May 2021
  • 15 hours per week


People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

People from a range of different countries and cultures are facing homelessness in Edinburgh, with many having insecure immigration status and no current entitlement to public funds; people are at high risk of destitution and we are looking for a Support Worker to join us in helping people avoid that.

Job Summary

We are looking for someone who is fluent in English, and Romanian, Romanes or Turkish to help us grow the positive, trusting relationships we are building with people facing homelessness who are not originally from the UK, particularly with members of the Roma community.

The Support Worker will draw on their own experience and cultural understanding to successfully build relationships with people who are homeless or begging in Edinburgh so that we can provide people with the right support that meets their individual needs.

Job Purpose

  • To help build trusting relationships with Roma people facing homelessness in Edinburgh.
  • To help provide person-centered support with Roma people.
  • To contribute to helping people achieve the goals identified in their support plans.
  • To ensure own practice complies with all SCS policies & procedures, with particular reference to HR, health & safety, equalities & diversity and confidentiality.
  • To abide by the SSSC Code of Conduct and National Care Standards in all work undertaken.
  • To undertake relevant training and learning development as necessary.
  • To contribute positively to the activities of the service and play an effective role in achieving the aims and objectives of the service.
  • To work in partnership with the dedicated Support Worker assisting people who aren’t originally from the UK to manage the workload and meet deadlines.
  • To carry out any other duties appropriate to the position as required and / or at the discretion of the Service Leader.
  • You will report to our Service Leader and work closely with the team dedicated to supporting people who aren’t originally from the UK, which includes a service to support people to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Please download the Job Description below to find out more about the role.

Application notes

Closing date: 26th May

Interviews: Week beginning 31st May 2021