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  • The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Support Practitioner (Cupar and St Andrews)

    Created: 21/09/2023
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Support Practitioner

    Location: Cupar and St Andrews

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


    TRFS is 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. Particular roles cover day shifts with multiple home visits, and other roles cover day and sleepover shifts in a 24-hour service. Hours of work will be discussed with the Hiring Manager at the interview stage.

    As the sleepover service consists of providing support to individuals with behaviour that challenges and severe self-injury behaviour, TRFS are specifically looking for a female candidate with previous care experience. Mobility cars are used at certain services and candidates need to be comfortable to use mobility cars to help the people TRFS support travel in their communities. These roles are open to drivers with access to own vehicles only due to accessing rural locations.

    In addition, they have two vacancies available specifically for male applicants, in their Cupar services. These roles cover housing support, home care, social care, criminal justice and sleepover services, therefore candidates have to be able to cover day and sleepover shifts. For their criminal justice service we are specifically looking for candidates with previous care experience. Induction training takes place in TRFS's 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.

    No previous experience in care is required (unless stated otherwise above) as TRFS 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.

    About the Role

    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!

    TRFS is an Equal Opportunity, Positive about Disabled People and a Living Wage Accredited Employer. TRFS has been awarded Gold by Investors in People. All successful Support Practitioner applicants will be given a conditional offer- this is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and PVG: having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector. All new staff members will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date. Schedule 9 Part 1 (1)(1)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this post.

    For more details visit the TRFS website -

    You can contact Natalie Retkiewicz via e-amil [email protected]  or call 07884602630.

    The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Friday 06 October 2023. They reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. 

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