Support Worker

Supported Accommodation - Edinburgh
Pilton Support Accommodation, 20 Crewe Road Gardens, Edinburgh, EH5 2NJ
Permanent - Full-time
Working hours: 39
Closing date: Sun 30th January 2022
Salary: SCP 19-22 (£20,407-£22,090 per annum)

Come be part of our life-changing mission! 

About the role

Ypeople Pilton provides a supported accommodation service for homeless men aged 16 and above. Through developing skills needed to manage a tenancy, budgeting and cooking, this role assists men in Edinburgh who are experiencing homelessness.

We would love you to apply for this role if...

  • You are qualified to SVQ level 3 H&SC or SCQF equivalent (or are willing to work towards)
  • You have knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness
  • You have gained experience of undertaking crisis work with vulnerable people
  • You share Ypeople values and you are committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusivness

You would love to work in this role if...

  • You will be passionate about developing positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with the people we support, focusing on theirs trengths and aspirations as individuals.
  • You will adopt a high standard of professional integrity with colleagues and other professionals.
  • You will be proud to represent Ypeople to other agencies or services including Local Authority, Social Work, Housing Services and other relevant services.
  • You will be excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

  • Developing life skills with those we support, including how to maximise income, involvement in meaningful activities, budgeting, shopping, cooking and any other skills that aid to independence
  • Advocating on behalf of the people we support
  • Assist the people we support with engaging and integrating into the local community and helping them to become active citizens
  • Compiling and reviewing risk assessments for the people we support.
  • Working an average of 39 hours per week Monday to Sunday on a shift rota basis

Full details can be found in the Job & Person Specification in the Application Pack

For informal queries about the role, please contact Senior Support Worker Louise Severn at


I’m keen! What's next?

Please submit your most recent and up to date cv and cover letter to

Your cover letter should include how you meet the essential and desirable criteria set out in the job & person specification (in the Application Pack below) and how you share and can demonstrate Ypeople’s values:

Respect – We treat everyone fairly, and value diversity.
Integrity – We are honest, professional, and our actions are guided by best practice.
Compassion – We understand people’s life journeys and show kindness to everyone.
Aspirational – We strive to be the best, for our staff, those we support, and partners.
Reflective – We learn and adapt, embrace change and celebrate success.


For any queries about the Application process please contact Recruitment Assistant Ainslie Bradley at