Support Work Assistant

The Redwoods Caring Foundation

Redwoods is a Christian organisation that is passionate about bringing the love of God into the lives of people with learning disabilities.  Originally founded in 1986 by a local church, today we support around 40 people in Edinburgh and the Lothians through services that include care at home/housing support, day services and music therapy.

As staff our motivation is rooted in our relationship with God, and we are looking for the right people to join our growing team of Christian staff to deliver our dynamic range of services.

Being a Support Work Assistant or Support Worker in Redwoods involves supporting and encouraging people to live fulfilled lives and accomplish their dreams.  Whether assisting with practical day to day tasks or helping people to be more involved in the community, we support people in a person-centred way in line with our values.

We are looking for people with a heart to serve so, while experience in a support role is desirable, we are more interested in who you are rather than what you have done or your qualifications.

We will consider applications for full time, part time or sessional work.

According to our GOR, applicants must have a live and active Christian faith, along with a commitment to put into practice the Purpose, Ethos & Values of Redwoods.  Good communication and problem solving skills are a real advantage for these roles.

We offer our staff valuable training, development and ongoing support, an opportunity to work towards SVQ's, annual leave that increases with length of service and, most importantly, the chance to make a real and lasting difference to people's lives.

Starting salary for Support Work Assistants is currently £18,200 - £18,616 pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience.

NB Some vacancies have an Occupational Requirement to be female.

Please visit our website at to complete an application form and download a job description.


The Redwoods Caring Foundation


Edinburgh, City of
United Kingdom

£18200.00 to £18616.00
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