Support Practitioner - Female Only

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,745
  • Kilmarnock and surrounding areas, East Ayrshire
  • Closing 12th December 2018

  • Advertised from 13th November 2018
  • 1-39 hours available
  • 1812


Start your day knowing you will make a difference!

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. We are an organisation driven by strong values and a firm commitment to choice, dignity and social inclusion. Although we support over 2800 people throughout Scotland, we are committed to delivering services that recognise people as individuals and treat them with dignity and respect; just like we would all want ourselves.

We are currently looking to increase our staff resource in the Kilmarnock area and are looking for people who can help our supported individuals to achieve their own positive outcomes. We 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.

Schedule 9 Part 1 (1)(1)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this post

there are 7 posts available

This is an opportunity to become part of and exciting, talented team to deliver excellent services to the people we support

A current driving license is essential as is the use of your own car due to the geography of the services and many of the people we support have mobility cars which you will be required to derive.

The Kilmarnock services are continually developing and growing in an ever changing climate supporting people with various disabilities to live in their own home and to be as independent as they can be.

There are full and part time Support Practitioner posts available, both day and nightshift,

The shift pattern varies and will include weekend working, the earliest start for day shift is 7am and the latest finish is 11pm, nightshift hours are between 10 and 12 hours depending on the service you are in.

Some services also require sleepovers, this is you would do a backshift then sleepover and then an early shift.

No care experience is necessary for these positions, but a commitment to enabling people to achieve their full potential and outcomes is essential and you must have a good value base.

This is an excellent opportunity to make a change in your life and in that of the people we support. The work can be challenging, but as well as a competitive salary, enhanced pension contributions, annual leave and discounts at over 850 online and high street retailers, we can offer you a rewarding and satisfying role in your local community.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit our website

Closing date: 12th December 2018.

PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; 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.