Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

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Part Time
Up to £13.94 per hour
Do you want to be a part of a outstanding team with Newcross? We are currently seeking Support Workers to provide care and support to our users living with learning disabilities and/or challenging behaviours in Edinburgh, St Leonard's, Gorgie, Leith and the surrounding areas. Join today and benefit from a free PVG check, free uniform, ongoing training programmes and pay rates up to £13.94 per hour with our competitive salaries.

With relevant experience and a true passion for delivering person-centred care

YOU could be next to join us!

Here at Newcross we are looking for talented Support Workers to join our team, providing outstanding care and support to our service users across:


St Leonard's




Flexi Pay! With our new flexible pay feature on the HealthForceGo® app you can decide when you want to be paid. Simply submit your timesheets by 5pm and be paid up to 50% of the value of your shift the very same day. (Includes weekends and bank holidays)


Salary of up to £13.94/hr including holiday pay
Permanent contract with weekly pay and flexible hours
Agreed mileage payments for most clients
Free criminal record check (PVG) and uniform
Ongoing training and development available through credits earned as you work
Recommend a Friend scheme paying up to £500 per successful referral
24-hour support through dedicated central team and clinical governance
Online Intranet and Smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips
Support from a clinical supporting team and line manager


Minimum Requirements

* The right to live and work in the UK

At least 3 months' previous paid experience working in a care environment in the UK within the last 3 years

Referee contact details for your current place of work, including a manager who can comment on your clinical ability, and for all employments in the past 3 years

A certificate confirming your participation in a practical Moving and Handling course in the last 12 months (or a willingness to pay for a practical Moving and Handling Newcross course)

You will need access to a smartphone, iPhone (5s or later), iPad or iPod touch compatible with IOS 8.0 (or later) or Android device with a 4.3 operating system (or later), with internet access to manage your rota via our homecare app

Access to your own vehicle is desirable, but not mandatory.


Newcross is one of the UK's leading providers of specialist clinical training. Every month we deliver between 150 and 200 courses to over 1,000 Nurses and Healthcare Assistants. Led by our dedicated in-house clinical trainers and supported by a network of individually selected local partners.


Skills & Opportunities

Have an opportunity to develop your skill set with a wide range of free training programs earned through credits as you work. The programs will include Basic Life Support, BSL or Makaton, Medication Administration, Dementia Care and many more.

You could also study towards a range of National vocational qualifications NVQ/SVQ.


If you cannot apply online, please call 0800 252 881. Newcross Healthcare Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing in this job advert is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.

Located in the Scottish capital, Newcross Healthcare's Edinburgh branch is based at the Quadrant, New Mart Place a short walk from the Slateford train station.

We've recently introduced video interviewing, as applicants are finding it more relaxing and more enjoyable. Rather than having to travel to an interview, you can talk to us from the comfort of your own home.