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The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Support Practitioner x 12
Created: 05/10/2017, Updated: 23/11/2017
Post: Support Practitioner
Hours: Full-time - 39 per week and part-time from 16 per week
Salary: £17,137 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is a leading voluntary organisation, supporting people with a broad range of needs to live in their own homes, as part of their community. They are an organisation driven by strong values and a firm commitment to choice, dignity and social inclusion.
They are currently looking to increase their staff resource in the Glenrothes and the North East Fife areas and are looking for people who can help their supported individuals to achieve their own positive outcomes. They are therefore looking to recruit new staff members to join the team. If you`re fit and healthy with a wide range of personal interests and activities, and are willing to share your community contacts with those you support, this could be the opportunity for you. You will be part of a committed team, supporting individuals with a variety of complex needs, some of whom also have physical and/or learning disabilities. All of the people supported need support with some aspects of their life such as paying bills and general household tasks, but it can also involve support with personal care and hygiene. There are a number of people with complex needs in the service, some with limited verbal communication. Some of the individuals can get anxious and display challenging behaviour such as verbal outbursts, becoming upset or disengaging from support. You will join an experienced team full of enthusiastic staff that will mentor you, provide support and guidance and you will also receive excellent training including a VQ in social care.
There are 12 Support Practitioner posts available, if you are looking for part-time but can be flexible this could be the service for you. Car drivers and people who have access to a car are essential for this role. No care experience is necessary for these positions, but they are also seeking people who have previously worked in this type of service and who are looking to develop their career with an organisation committed to achieving outcomes for the people they support and for their staff. People with skills in supporting those with autism and learning disabilities will find this a great service to be part of. This is an excellent opportunity to make a change in your life and in that of the people they support.
PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector. With effect from 02 October 2017, all new staff members will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date.