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Person Specification

Children Support Services

We are looking for a person to join our team who has a genuine interest in working with children and families providing support in a variety of settings including family homes, schools and community locations and providing support either individually or with groups of children, young people and parents/carers. The service support includes working with children who have a disability and their families.


No experience required as paid training is provided.

£10.90 Per Hour

About The Role

  • Our aim is to support children and families using a person-centred/outcome approach, focusing on strengths, building on assets and interests to support them in achieving the best possible outcomes and to feel included and supported within their communities.

  • The service is designed and tailored to the families and the child so we can work toward their desired outcome.

  • Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, and motivated have excellent communication skills and be able to work in a collaborative manner, evidencing a respectful and inclusive approach. You will be creative, innovative, adaptable and dynamic and able to deliver a person-centred and robust service to children and their families.

  • Applicants should be able to evidence that they wish to develop personally and professionally in the role of working with children. Applicants who have experience working with children with a disability are preferable but not essential.

  • A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

  • The role includes effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the post.


Shares our values:
  • Equality

  • Inclusion

  • Flexibility

  • Person-centred support

  • Respecting differences

Good in a time:
  • Communicates well

  • Takes responsibility

  • Asks for advice

  • Helps others

  • Can budget and manage a home

  • Assesses risk well

  • Plans stuff in advance

  • Responds well to challenging situations

Not afraid to think:
  • Reflects on practice

  • Learns from experience

  • Puts self in others' shoes

  • Suggests ideas

A nice person:
  • Listens

  • Interested in people

  • Patient and calm

  • Fun

  • Caring and considerate

Gets the details right:
  • Punctual

  • Consistent

  • Follows procedures

  • Finds out and remembers stuff

  • Completes paperwork


Applying Information

Interested in working in Children Support Services? Click 'Apply Now' on one of the options below for more information and instructions on how to apply. You can also take a look at our full list of current vacancies or send an email to if you have any questions about applying.


Edinburgh & The Lothians

Contract Types

Full-time, Part-time & Casual



Good annual leave entitlements

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

TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

Travel time payable where applicable

Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Mileage allowance where applicable


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Action Group is an Investors in People Platinum Award winning organisation, and we demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by being a Disability Confident Leader and a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Disability Confident Leader

We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will be invited to interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job.  If you feel that you fit this criteria, then please make us aware of this in writing when you apply.

Stonewall Silver Employer 2022

To ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities in which we live and work, we encourage and welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an organization which values people of all faiths, religions, disabilities, ages and ethnicities and believe our differences are our strengths.  For more information, please contact our Equality Network:


Some posts are covered by exemptions listed in schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.


We value the privacy of our job applicants.  To find out more, please read our privacy statement.

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