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Support Worker Children and Young Adults (CAATS)

  • Part time
  • £18,252 – £19,063 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh and Midlothian
  • Closing 20th April 2020

  • Advertised from 20th March 2020
  • £18,252 – £19,063 per annum, pro rata (based on 39 hour work week) • Sleepover payment of £72. Sleepovers are not counted as part of your contracted hours, and are paid in addition to your regular salary


Our support workers in the Children and Adults in Transition Services (CAATS) provide individual and group support for children and young adults and their families/carers.

Do you want to make a real difference to people in your community?

Our team CAATS teams in Edinburgh and Midlothian works with younger adults, supporting them as they take steps towards greater independence. We are looking for support workers who share the Action Group’s values and who are great communicators. The ideal candidate would be patient and practical, and also have a sense of fun. You need to be energetic, creative and have great attention to detail.

We are looking for people to provide support to children on a regular basis providing support to them in their local community to take part in their local activities: swimming, going to the park, day trips, cinema and meeting up with other children. This support provides families much needed respite. We require individuals with the energy and drive required to support children with different needs.

No experience or formal qualifications are necessary as paid training is provided, but some experience of providing care or support would be an advantage.

*The hours available for this role would be in the evenings Monday to Thursday between 4 and 9pm. Fridays from 1pm-9pm and Saturdays and Sundays all days.

Benefits include:

· A workplace culture that supports work-life balance and family-friendly working

· Pension

· Staff benefits, including discounts in shops, restaurants, cinemas etc

· 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

· Good annual leave entitlements

· Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Application notes

For the full job description and person specification, as well as to find out more about The Action Group, please visit our website at or call us on 0131 475 2342.

To apply please go to our website and complete the application form. Please submit your complete application to

Closing date for applying is Monday 20 April 2020 at 09:00.

Interviews are expected to be held in mid-May.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the HR department on 0131 475 2342 or

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

The Action Group is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We also hold Investors in People Gold accreditation.