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The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Support Practitioner (Multiple vacancies)
Post: Support Practitioner
Hours: Full time – 39 hours per week with Sleepover and On Call as required
Salary: £21,294 per annum (Sleepover allowance paid at current local rate. An enhancement will be made for On Call)
Location: Glenrothes and the surrounding areas
The Richmond Fellowship Scotland has several vacancies for Support Practitioners to join its team.
Your responsibilities will depend on the needs of the individuals that you support and can include:
Social Support- Assisting individuals to engage with their communities by planning and attending outings to various clubs and leisure activities such as day centres, bowling, cinema, swimming etc.
Medical Support- Administering and monitoring medication.
Personal Care- Assist people to maintain their wellbeing by promoting their personal care which would include assistance with showering/bathing, dressing, arranging visits with professionals such as dentists, doctors or opticians, assisting with incontinence care.
Practical Support- Helping people to maintain their tenancy by encouraging daily household tasks such as general housework, laundry, ironing, cooking, shopping.
Due to the nature of the organisation's services in this area, it can only accept applications from candidates who have a valid full driving license and access to their own vehicle. You will be paid for your travel time while on shift and there is also a 45p per mile fuel allowance.
The organisation currently has several vacancies available in Glenrothes and surrounding areas. Some posts cover surrounding locations such as Auchtermuchty, Thornton, Kettlebridge, Cardenden, whilst some may be based in Glenrothes itself only. It has part time, full time and bank contracts available. Some posts are for day shifts only whilst other posts also include sleepover shifts (sleepover payments included) and waken night shifts on a rotational pattern. Please note that these posts are offered on a shift pattern basis and will include some weekends and public holidays. To find out more about specific shift hours, please contact Natalie on 07884 602 630.
No previous experience in care is required as the organisation provides full in-house training to all new staff members, continuous in-house training to all staff, and will invest in you to achieve your SVQ Level 2, so please do apply even if this is a new career path for you. What matters most is that you have the right values and the right attitude.
For more information/to apply for this post, please visit The Richmond Fellowship Scotland's website. The closing date for applications is 19 August 2022.