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The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Support Practitioner
Post: Support Practitioner
Hours: Various hours available
Salary: £16,731 (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 an organisation driven by strong values and a firm commitment to choice, dignity and social inclusion. Although they support over 2800 people throughout Scotland, they are committed to delivering services that recognise people as individuals and treat them with dignity and respect; just like we would all want ourselves.
They are currently looking to increase their staff resource in the Glenrothes, Central Fife and Levenmouth 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. Your skills and values are more important to them than experience.
There are 20 Support Practitioner posts available (hours range from 16 to 39 per week), if you are looking for part-time but can be flexible and hold a UK driving licence with access to a vehicle this could be the service for you. The shifts will vary from week to week and can include split shifts and lone working. 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. People with skills in supporting those with autism and learning disabilities will find this a great service to be part of. 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.