Make a positive difference in someone's life by joining The Richmond Fellowship Scotland (TRFS) in their 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 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 also hire for services with sleepover shifts supporting adults and older people with learning disabilities, mental health and physical disabilities. Tracheotomy care is required for two of the individuals they support (full training is provided at induction).
This role is for day shifts with ocasssional back shifts on a Friday and Saturday on a rotational basis, working two weekends per month. Rota is provided on a monthly basis. In addition, they have a full-time or part-time vacancy for staff to work day and sleepover shifts in one of their services where staff support individuals working in doubles. Day shifts are 07.00-10.00 and sleepover shifts start at 09.00 and finish at 09.00 the following day.
You will be supporting people with complex needs such as autism, learning disabilities, and behaviour which challenges. Some of the responsibilities you may expect to perform are administration of medication, helping individuals go out in the community, pay their bills, liaise with healthcare professionals and family members.
You do not need to have worked in care to apply as they will invest in your qualifications and provide full training through their award-winning learning and development team prior to starting. Due to the nature of these services, they can only accept applications from candidates who have a valid full driving licence 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 TRFS on 07884 602630 or [email protected] to discuss your availability.
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
TRFS rewards scheme (cash-back and discounts at various retailers)
Refer a Friend scheme
TRFS is an Equal Opportunity, Positive about Disabled People and a Living Wage Accredited Employer. TRFS has been awarded Gold by Investors in People. TRFS is committed to paying 40 per hour above the Scottish Government's Living Wage declared 2024/25 rate for Social Care. This means from April 2024 they intend to pay £12.40 per hour i.e. 40 per hour above the Scottish Government's committed rate.
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 six months of their start date.