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Contract

Support Worker

Application Deadline:
1 May 2024 at 08:00:00

Location

Gorebridge, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Danderhall and other locations around Midlothian

Casual Contract

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We are always recruiting people who prefer to work on a casual basis, with no minimum hours per week and shifts offered to you based on your availability

About the Role

The people we support 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.

Salary

  • £24,402 - £25,338 per annum, pro rata and based on 39-hour work week

  • Casual hourly rate: £12 per hour

  • Sleepover payment of £96. Sleepovers are not counted as part of your contracted hours, and are paid in addition to your regular salary

Requirements

The ideal candidate would share our 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. The purpose of the role 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’s support needs. Having a driving licence and your own transport would be an advantage.



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 people 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 their needs, so the job can include accompanying people on outings or going shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules. You will work in the community and with families to support people 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.

Applying Information

Benefits

To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form.

 

Do you have questions before applying? Send us an email to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

 

Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities forms to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

HSF Health Plan to all our Full-time & Part-time employees

Pension

Good annual leave entitlements

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 Golden 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: equality@actiongroup.org.uk.

*Equality

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

Privacy

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

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