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  • The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Support Practitioner

    Created: 10/05/2023
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Support Practitioner
    Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
    Salary: £22,917 per annum
    ​​​​​​Location: Kirkcaldy

    Make a positive difference in someone's life by joining The Richmond Fellowship Scotland and helping support the people who need it most in our communities!

    They are looking for caring, supportive, adaptable, approachable, empathetic, fun and positive individuals across several services in Kirkcaldy. They have various posts available across different teams and services, with full time, part time and bank hours available. Posts predominantly cover housing support services with multiple home visits per day, however they are also hiring for services with sleepover shifts. For sleepover shifts sleepover rates apply. You do not need to have worked in care to apply as we will invest in your qualifications and provide full training through our award-winning learning and development team prior to starting.

    Due to the nature of their services in this area, they 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. Certain services operate enhanced weekend rates. Please note that all posts are offered on a shift pattern basis and will include weekend and public holiday shifts, however they have shift patterns to suit your availability as a part time or bank staff member.

    Please feel free to contact them on 07884602630 or e-mail: [email protected] to discuss your availability. 

    Your responsibilities as a Support Practitioner could include:

    • Social Support- Assisting individuals to engage with their communities by planning and attending outings to various leisure activities such as day centres, cinema, swimming etc. Medical Support- Administering and monitoring medication;
    • Personal Care- Assisting people to maintain their wellbeing by promoting their personal care which would include assistance with bathing, dressing, arranging visits with the dentist/doctor, incontinence care;
    • Practical Support- Helping people to maintain their tenancy by encouraging daily household tasks such as general housework, laundry, ironing, cooking, shopping.

    Key Benefits: -TRFS rewards scheme (cash-back and discounts at various retailers) - Refer a Friend scheme - £150 bonus! All successful Support Practitioner applicants will be given a conditional offer- this is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, PVG and a Covid-19 related risk assessment. All new staff members will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

    Closing date for applications is 16 June 2023 at 5pm (They reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time)

    For more information and to apply please visit their website.


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