East Lothian Support Worker

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Location: Haddington Salary: Earn up to £23,150.16 per year pro rata Full time

Support Workers

2 x 37 hour contract available - Female Only**

Earn up to £23,150.16 per year pro rata

East Lothian service supports people in Haddington, Tranent & Musselburgh.

Haddington support 8 people. 3 people in an HMO and 5 people in their own flats. We have people who require 24 hour support at this service so it does include sleepover and longer shifts. There are good bus links between the villages in East Lothian as well as an express bus into Edinburgh.

'We have a lovely team of Support Workers in East Lothian who are really supportive. Our supported people love getting outside whether that be sitting on a bench for a chat or getting involved with gardening.' - Chrissy, Care & Support Manager East & Mid Lothian

If you are enthusiastic about supporting people to live their best lives then apply now to join our team!

Your main duties will be but not limited to:

  • Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
  • Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships..
  • Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.

View our full Job Outline here: Job Outline

Find out what you working week could look like here.

Hear from our current Support Workers here.

Why Ark?

  • No Previous Experience Required
    Ark provide full training so no previous experience is required making our Support Worker roles the perfect place to start your career in Adult Social Care.
  • Get a qualification while you work
    Ark fully fund your SVQ2 in Health & Social Care which you complete with the support of our in house SVQ team.
  • Employee Discounts
    Employee Discounts Portal with 1000s of discounts on your favourite brands including Supermarkets, Cinema Tickets, Gym Membership and Holidays.
  • Career Progression
    Over 75% of all Managers within Care & Support have been promoted internally.
  • Employee Assistance Program
    Arks Employee Assistance program (EAP) gives all employees access to counselling sessions.  There is also support available through weekly webinars and the EAP Website & App.
  • Contracted hours to suit you
    We have Full-time, Part-time and Relief Support Worker roles available at our services throughout Scotland.

In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:

  • Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
  • 4% Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Fully funded PVG & 1st year SSSC registration paid by Ark
  • Blue Light Card

Our employees told us in a recent survey that they stay with Ark because they believe in our values, we have supportive managers who continually appreciate their staff and they love making a positive difference in our supported peoples lives, helping them to achieve their dreams.

Ark would love to hear from you whether you are an experienced Support Worker or new to Social Care.

To apply click the link below.

Scottish Charity No. SCO15694

Previous experience of the following is an advantage but not essential as Ark will provide full training: Care Worker, Social worker, Home Carer, Case Worker, Care Assistant, Autism Support Worker, Personal Care Assistant , Social Care Worker.

**The Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, part 1) applies to this post. Applications therefore are restricted to female candidates only.

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