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Support Worker – Pleasance Day Centre

Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 04/09/2023


Salary: £13,650.00 Location: Pleasance, Edinburgh Service: Pleasance Day Centre
Hours: 21 Shifts: Wednesday-Friday


We are a charity with decades of experience supporting people across Scotland, providing those who need us with support that ranges from Mental Health, Learning Disability and Neurodiversity, Youth and Adult homelessness and Older People services.

Why work with us?

We have the following benefits to help attract and retain the best talent, ensuring we provide high quality care to those we support:

  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • Death in benefit cover (2 times salary)
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • Fully funded qualifications
  • Career development and progression opportunities

**We are also offering a £500 welcome bonus for all newly recruited colleagues after a successful 6 month probation period – please visit our website for full details**

Meet the Team

We are here to answer any questions you may have.


Who we are looking for

We are looking for a hard working and enthusiastic support worker to join our expanding team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about a career in social care who wants to gain valuable hands-on experience and enhance their skillset. Above all we want someone that shares in our values. Our mission is to provide positive, life changing support, delivered by inspiring, professional staff.

As a support worker, you will support people to achieve their ambitions and live as independent a life as possible both at home and in the community.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support that positively impacts the person we support’s health and wellbeing
  • Contribute and implement support plans
  • Be responsible for the delivery of all support and its administration, including personal care, tenancy support, health needs (including assistance with medication), personal development, emotional needs and inclusion.

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • Empathetic and Patient
  • Compassionate
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative
  • Ability to engage in continuous development, including formal learning
  • Qualified to the level required by the SSSC as a support worker in a housing support service and care at home service, or a willingness to work towards and to successfully complete qualification within the SSSC specified timeframe.
  • Driving licence essential
Desired Skills and Attributes:
  • If you’re starting a career in social care, or are already working in social care but don’t have the qualifications just yet, we will support you to gain the appropriate qualifications needed to register without condition with the SSSC.
  • We want to encourage our staff and their own personal development. Training will be provided to help you excel in your role. We offer funded SCQF levelled qualifications, such as SVQs and HNCs as part of your development plan.
About the Service

We are currently recruiting an experienced Support Worker for our Pleasance Day Centre.

Working as a team on a shift basis you will provide a variety of practical and emotional support to older people with learning disabilities and those affected by poor mental health in their own home and within the local community.

We offer a range of support in Edinburgh working in partnership to build trust to older people to live independently and be engaged in communities. We offer supported accommodation in Edinburgh with the goal to Identify personal outcomes and build on skills to support living well and living life together.

Our Pleasance Day Centre operates Wednesday to Friday at West Adam Street, Edinburgh

Additional Notes
  • Shift work, weekend work and sleepovers may be a requirement of this role. Flexible working arrangements are also available. These can be discussed at your interview.
  • PVG scheme membership and SSSC registration are requirements of this post.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so please submit your application via our BreatheHR system as soon as possible:

If you experience any issues applying, please e-mail:

The hiring manager is: Sharon Melrose, and she can be contacted at:


We reserve the right to close the advert early.