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The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Support Practitioner
Post: Support Practitioner
Hours: 39 per week and various part-time
Salary: £16,731 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is a leading voluntary organisation, supporting people with a broad range of needs to live in their own homes, as part of their community.
They are currently looking to increase their staff resource in the Kirkcaldy, Levenmouth, Auchtermuchty, Cupar and Tayport areas and are looking for people who can help their supported individuals to achieve their own positive outcomes. They are therefore looking to recruit new staff members to join the team. If you're fit and healthy with a wide range of personal interests and activities, and are willing to share your community contacts with those you support, this could be the opportunity for you.
You will be part of a committed team, supporting individuals with a variety of complex needs, some of whom also have physical and/or learning disabilities. All of the people supported need support with some aspects of their life such as paying bills and general household tasks, but it can also involve support with personal care and hygiene.
There are a number of people with complex needs in the service, some with limited verbal communication. Some of the individuals can get anxious and display challenging behaviour such as verbal outbursts, becoming upset or disengaging from support. You will join an experienced team full of enthusiastic staff that will mentor you, provide support and guidance and you will also receive excellent training including a VQ in social care.
There are various Support Practitioner and sessional posts available (hours range from 0 to 39 per week), if you are looking for part-time but can be flexible this could be the service for you. There is a wide range of shifts required (earliest start is 7am and the latest finish is usually 10pm however this can sometimes be later for night-time activities). A sleepover shift will be required in some services. They also require staff to undertake waking nightshift duties in some services. A current valid driving licence is essential; access to your own vehicle would be desirable.
No care experience is necessary for these positions, but they are also seeking people who have previously worked in this type of service and who are looking to develop their career with an organisation committed to achieving outcomes for the people they support and for their staff. The work can be challenging, but as well as a competitive salary, enhanced pension contributions and annual leave, childcare vouchers and discounts at over 850 online and high street retailers, they can offer you a rewarding and satisfying role in your local community.
PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector.
To apply please visit their website by clicking here and enter reference number 374.
Please note that the closing date for applications is Monday 31 July 2017.