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St John Road, EH12 6NZ
£12 - £0 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
5 hours per week

Kind, caring and looking for a fun packed role assisting children with additional support needs?

About the Role – Support Worker

We are currently recruiting for support workers/playworkers to work in our Summer Holiday Hub service for children and young people with additional support needs based in Edinburgh. The role includes providing fun, meaningful activities such as baking, arts and crafts, games, sports, trips in the community and outdoor play to support young people to have lots of fun!

Hours of work

We have a flexible approach to the shifts you work, working hours are between 8.30am – 3.30pm, Monday - Thursday during the School Summer Holidays in July and August. As a relief member of staff you can choose the shifts you wish to work!

What you need to know

You may be required to provide personal care for young people and must complete Child Protection and Emergency First Aid training within your initial 6-month probationary period which will be provided by Capability Scotland. If you are a qualified childcare practitioner (SVQ3/HNC Childcare qualification) this is extremely desirable however not essential, Capability Scotland will provide mandatory training and can support you to complete an SVQ level qualification in relation to the role!

Location: Edinburgh.

Job Description: Support Worker

Capability Scotland’s benefits:

  • A generous salary of £24,401.52 FTE/Pro-Rata / £12.00ph (dependent on qualifications & length of service).
  • To help you achieve this qualification, we offer fully funded SVQ – a qualification which is yours for life.
  • Most services offer, set 2, 3, 4 & 6 week rolling rotas so you always know when you are working and can plan life outside of work.
  • 32 days holidays per year, increasing to 37 with service.
  • Free PVG checks throughout your employment.
  • Up to 8% company contribution pension scheme.
  • Up to 3 x annual salary death in service.
  • Perks at Work – shopping discount scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme.
  • Working for us means you would qualify for Blue Light & Concert for Carer discounts

We are One Voice, One Charity, One Spirit, #OneCapability.

Want to be part of this? Apply now.

For more information on this role, you can call Lauren on 07739195692 using reference CS240405.

Closing date – 22nd May 2024

We reserve the right to close or extend this vacancy dependent on the number of applications. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Capability Scotland is committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued, and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment. We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance. We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

A copy of Capability Scotland’s Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request from the HR Team.

Due to the high volume of applications expected, we advise that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest and for taking the time to apply to work with us.