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Support Worker (East Lothian)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,252 – £19,063
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 30th March 2020

  • Advertised from 4th March 2020
  • Casual support worker hourly rate: £9.00. Sleepover Payment of £72.00 per night. Full and part time shifts available.
  • 030201


Our team in East Lothian works with younger adults, supporting them as they take steps towards greater independence. We need fun, friendly, caring, energetic and motivated support workers to work in various locations in the area.

Our team in East Lothian supports younger people taking steps towards greater independence such as moving into their own tenancies. Typical activities on support include assisting with household chores, cooking, assisting with finances, completing paperwork, encouraging hobbies and interests, medication administration and providing personal care. The people who use our services want support workers who are friendly and can help them pursue their goals and live fulfilling lives.

This role requires driving, and it would also be an advantage to have your own transport. You would be able to claim mileage on qualifying journeys.

Shifts are varied and include day shifts, early mornings, evenings, weekend shifts and sleepovers, and may include providing support to service users in various parts of East Lothian, but we aim to have people work in their local communities where possible. Full-time, part-time and casual positions are available.

Candidates must be great communicators and problem solvers, and be fully committed to the Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. No experience or formal qualifications are necessary as paid training is provided. Many of our support workers go on to complete formal qualifications in social care.

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable

Application notes

Do you have questions before applying? Call us on 0131 475 2342 or send an email to

The application closing date for this position is Monday, 30 March 2020 at 09:00.

To apply, please go to our website, read the job description, and complete the application form.

Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to