POSTED ON: 9th of December 2019

Vacancies for Support Workers

Art in Healthcare is looking for freelance Support Workers with a Community Development background for Room For Art, an arts and social prescribing project for adults with long term health issues, disabilities and/or mental health issues to participate in visual art workshops.

Rate of pay and hours involved

At £10 per hour x 2 hours per group per week x 30 weeks.


Interviews will be held on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 February 2020.


  •          To attend the arts project every week and encourage participants to engage with the art.
  •          Make people feel welcome, facilitating group discussions, and if necessary one to ones.
  •          Meeting with the Outreach Manager on a regular basis to discuss how the participants are engaging with the project, highlighting any successes or issues.
  •          Signpost participants to additional relevant activities if requested.
  •          To support the participants to complete project evaluations.
  •          To keep a register of participant’s attendance at the project.
  •          To support participants to complete registration forms and photo, film and social media consent forms.
  •          To adhere to Art in Healthcare’s policies and procedures.
  •          To take photos and film activities when consent is given.
  • Being responsible for the well-being and safety of participants.
  • Interacting respectfully with the participants, partners, artists and Outreach Manager.
  • Keep all matters related to participants confidential at all times.
  • In the case of disclosure or health-related issues, notify the Outreach Manager, the Community Link Worker and if appropriate the participant’s GP.


  • Good communication skills and the ability to adapt communication methods to suit the person/situation.
  • The person must have good interpersonal skills so as to be able to easily identify the needs of each participant.
  • Ability to understand and be patient/calm with the participants being cared for or supported.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • The person must display a great level of trust and honesty at all times.
  • Must possess excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Must be able to adapt to different conditions and cases.
  • In some cases, the person may be required to act as a role model to the participant that is being supported or guided.
  • Evidence of experience as a support worker or care provider.
  • A good level of general education, especially in community development and healthcare-related fields.
  • A diploma in health and social care would be of added advantage.

Deadline for applications

 12 January 2020.

To apply

Please send your C.V and a covering letter with ‘SUPPORT WORKER’ in subject and email;


or post to;


Art in Healthcare

Out of the Blue

32-36 Dalmeny Street