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Support Worker (Midlothian)

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Gorebridge, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Danderhall and other locations around Midlothian
  • Closing 30th March 2020


  • Advertised from 4th March 2020
  • £9.00 – £9.40 per hour, depending on qualifications. Sleepover shifts are available, paid at £72 per night. Sleepovers are not counted as part of your contracted hours, and are paid in addition to your regular salary.
  • 030202

Role

We are looking for support workers to work at various times of the day, weekdays and weekends in Midlothian, supporting children and younger adults. Work part time or full time. You can indicate your ideal number of hours on your application.

Having a driving licence and your own transport would be an advantage.

The right candidate would share the Action Group’s values of inclusion and equality, and have a person-centred approach to providing support. Experience in a social care role would be an advantage, but is not required as paid training is provided.

Our service users have told us what matters most to them is that their support workers are nice people who work well as part of a team and who are practically minded. We are looking for people who can get the details right and genuinely care about the welfare of others. The purpose is to empower people through practical support so that they may live as independently as possible, and support workers’ tasks will depend on the individual service user’s support needs.

Working in Midlothian

We support younger adults individually as they take steps towards greater independence, such as living in their own tenancies for the first time. We support our service users in pursuing their goals, and also with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes. We tailor the support we provide according to the service user’s needs, so the job can include accompanying service users on outings or going shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules. You will work with service users in the community and with families to support service users to have fun and take part in activities. You need to be energetic, creative and have great attention to detail.

Our youth group is for children and young adults with additional support needs to help them lead fulfilling, included lives through having fun, being an active part of the community and experiencing new things. The role may involve outdoor or indoor sports, arts and crafts and organising events and transport. You must have an understanding and interest in young people and their needs and an enthusiastic and positive approach to working with them.

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

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 recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

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

Do you have questions before applying? Call us on 0131 475 2342 or send an email to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

Please note we are only able to get in touch with successful candidates.