This vacancy has now closed

Support Practitioner (Glasgow East End and West End)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,137
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th December 2018

  • Advertised from 27th November 2018
  • Hours range from 1 to 39 hours per week
  • 1828


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. 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 East and West End of Glasgow 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 teams.

Whichever service you work in ,you will be part of a committed team, supporting individuals who have a variety of support needs which can include mental health issues, 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, and it can also involve support with personal care and hygiene. We want the support we provide to enhance people`s lives and help them live the lives they want to lead.

If you want to make a positive difference to people`s lives, are 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 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 10 Support Practitioner posts available (hours range from 1 to 39 hours per week), if you are looking for part-time but can be flexible this could be the service for you.

There is a wide range of shifts available (e.g. earliest start is 8am and the latest finish is usually 10pm however this can sometimes be later for night-time activities). If the service has a sleepover, this shift is usually backshift followed by an early shift (e.g. 3pm till 10.00pm S/O then a 7am - 3pm finish). Some services have a waking night shift that is worked on a rota basis as part of the working week. The shifts will vary from week to week and can include split shifts and lone working. It would be highly desirable that you have a driving licence and for some posts this is essential.

No care experience is necessary for these positions, but we 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 we support and for our 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 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.

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.

Application notes

For further information and to apply click HERE

Closing date: 7th December 2018