Support Worker

Reach Out - Edinburgh
Your Home, 26 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5AA
Permanent - Full-time
Working hours: 35
Closing date: Fri 28th January 2022
Salary: SCP 19-22 (£20,407 - £22,090 per annum)

Come be part of our life-changing mission! 

About the role

Our Your Home service provides outreach support to people aged 16+ who are transitioning out of homelessness to longer term accommodation or are at risk of becoming homeless.

The Support Worker helps to end homelessness through providing a high-quality visiting support service and helps people to improve their living conditions in a holistic way.


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

  • You are qualified to SVQ Level 3 in H&SC or SCQF equivalent (or willing to work towards)
  • You have gained experience of crisis work with vulnerable people in a similar roleY
  • You are knowledgeable of the issues surrounding homelessness
  • You share Ypeople values and you are committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness

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

  • You will be proud to develop positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with the people we support, focusing on their strengths and aspirations as individuals.
  • You will be keen to be an active member of the Your Home service and contribute to the organisation’s development and improvement.
  • You will adopt a high standard of professional integrity with colleagues and other professionals.
  • You will be excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

  • Arranging and facilitating key work meeting to develop and review support plans in collaboration with the people we support to meet their individual needs
  • Developing life skills with the people we support including how to maximise income, budgeting, shopping, cooking, home maintenance & repair and any other skills that aid to independence
  • Assisting the people we support in their transition from temporary accommodation to permanent housing
  • Providing advice on a range of subjects including housing options and welfare benefits.

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

Blend of office and home working and also out in the community

Hours of work

An average of 35 hours per week Monday to Friday with some evening and weekend work when required

Annual Leave Entitlement

210 hours holiday (equivalent to 6 weeks) per year in the first year rising to 280 hours (equivalent to 8 weeks) per year in the second. This includes public holidays


Life Assurance Scheme from day 1

Pension scheme after completion of probationary period

Additional Leave

Cycle to Work Scheme

Wellness Programmes





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