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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 / Variable Hours
    Salary: £22,917 per annum
    ​​​​​​Location: Cupar and St Andrews
    Reference: MAY20231550

    Make a positive difference in someone's life by joining The Richmond Fellowship Scotland in Fife 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 Cupar and St Andrews. They have full time, part time and bank hours contracts available. They are looking for staff to work day shifts with multiple home visits and as mobility cars are in use at certain sites theyare therefore looking for drivers with access to own vehicles. Shifts can usually consist of short days or long days. In addition, they have vacancies available specifically for male applicants, in the Cupar 24hour services. There is no requirement for the candidate to be a driving licence holder, however the candidate has to live locally in order to be able to attend shifts on time especially during public holidays and weekends.

    The shifts include sleepovers, they usually start 9am-11pm, followed by the sleepover, and then 7am-9am the following morning. During a sleepover shift you will be sleeping at the resident's premises, as to provide any urgent care should such a situation arise. Contract options are 16hrs or 32hrs per week. Each sleepover shift is an additional 84 on top of your annual salary. For all posts the induction training takes place in their new Kirkcaldy office. 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 via either phone: 07884602630 or e-mail: [email protected] to discuss your availability. No previous experience in care is required as they'll provide full in-house training to all new staff members and will even invest in you to achieve your SVQ Level 2, so even if this is a new career path for you, they would love to meet you. What matters most is that you have the right values and the right attitude. 

    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.

    The closing date for application is 16 June 2023 at 5pm (We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time) Schedule 9 Part 1 (1)(1)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this post.

    For more information and to apply for the post please visit their website.

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