Female* Support Workers in West Lothian (Drivers preferred)
Do you want to make a big different to people’s lives and have a fulfilling career?
The Action Group provides services for people with learning disabilities and other support needs. Our support workers 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 to go shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules.
One of the people we support within the team is looking for people to join her staff team and would like you to know the following.
"I am a young woman living in my own flat in Armadale. My staff support me with my day to day activities, to maintain my home and do sleepovers with me. I have autism and a learning disability. I have limited verbal communication which means that some people can find it a challenge to understand my needs and find it difficult to work with me. I am looking for positive, reliable, fun and enthusiastic women* to support me. I need staff who are able to work with me when my emotions become challenging, who can drive my car for me and who are able to work with at all times of the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and sleepovers. Can you support me to have a fun and fulfilling life?"
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. For our service in West Lothian, we need female* support workers who can drive. Full-time, part-time and casual positions are available.
Full-time and part-time positions are available
·Start from £8.45 per hour
·Sleepover Payment of £60 per night
·Travel time payable where applicable
·An exclusive employee discount scheme
·24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
·Good annual leave entitlements
·Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
A full job description, person specification and application form is available from our website. You can either download the application pack or complete it online. Want to know more? Call us on the provided number for an informal chat and more information.
Positions are subject to satisfactory PVG, references and health clearance.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CVs for this position
As a Disability Confident Employer, 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.
*exempt under The Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1. Male support workers are welcome to apply to any of our other services.