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The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Support Practitioner X 3
Post: Support Practitioner
Hours: 39 per week
Salary: £17,137 per annum
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. Although they support over 2800 people throughout Scotland, they are committed to delivering services that recognise people as individuals and treat them with dignity and respect; just like we would all want ourselves. They are currently looking to increase their staff resource in the Kirkcaldy area 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. 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 3 full time Support Practitioner posts available, however if you are looking for part-time but can be flexible this could be the service for you. There is a rolling rota in place for a sleepover service e.g. earliest start is 8am and working until 11pm, sleeping till 7am and finishing at 8am. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to your own vehicle 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 that of the people they support. The work can be challenging, but as well as a competitive salary, enhanced pension contributions and annual leave, childcare vouchers and discounts at over 850 online and high street retailers, they can offer you a rewarding and satisfying role in your local community. PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector.