Support Practitioners

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,294
  • Glenrothes – KY7
  • Closing 6th July 2022


  • Advertised from 15th June 2022
  • Full Time / Part Time / Bank £10.50 per hour
  • 3989

Role

We are hiring in Fife.

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland provides personalised and outcome-focused support to over 2800 individuals in their own homes across Scotland, making us the country`s largest provider of social care. We support individuals with a variety of different needs such as physical and/or learning disabilities, ongoing mental health issues, alcohol or substance abuse and autism. Some of the people we support can present challenging behaviour or require a high level of personal care. We are a Scottish Living Wage and Disability Confident employer.

We are recruiting for care staff to join our teams across Fife. We are looking for immediate starts and have full time, part time and bank (flexible) positions available. Most of our roles consist of day shifts, however some vacancies cover 24hour services and therefore have a mixture of day, evening and sleepover shifts.

No previous experience in care is required as we provide full in-house training to all new staff members and will even finance you to achieve your SVQ Level 2, so even if this is a new career path for you, we would love to meet you. What matters most is that you have the right values and the right attitude.

At this time we are looking for individuals with full driving licences and access to own vehicles. You will be paid for travel time while on shift and there is also a 45p per mile fuel reimbursement.

Your responsibilities will depend on the needs of the individuals that you support and can include:

• Social Support - Assisting individuals to engage with their communities by planning and attending outings to various clubs and leisure activities such as day centres, bowling, cinema, swimming etc.

• Medical Support - Administering and monitoring medication.

• Personal Care - Assist people to maintain their wellbeing by promoting their personal care which would include assistance with showering/bathing, dressing, arranging visits with professionals such as dentists, doctors or opticians, assisting with incontinence care.

• Practical Support - Helping people to maintain their tenancy by encouraging daily household tasks such as general housework, laundry, ironing, cooking, shopping.

Benefits:

-TRFS rewards scheme (which includes cash-back and discounts at a variety of high street and online retailers),

-Paid travel during shifts and 45p per mile fuel allowance,

-Continuous in-house training opportunities and chances to further your career in social care,

-Refer a Friend scheme- £150 reward for successfully referring a friend, family member or colleague,

-Free Membership of Glasgow Credit Union,

-HSF Health Care plan,

-Counselling & Life Works service.

Application notes

Closing Date: 6th July 2022 (We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time)

PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector.

As part of our compliance checks, all candidates will be asked, if successful, to undergo a risk assessment based on underlying conditions due to Covid-19.

All new staff members will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Please note that Care workers have been absolutely critical to our pandemic response, giving vulnerable people the care they need and avoiding further pressure falling on the NHS. Therefore, the Scottish Government are funding both SSSC registration and PVG checks for any new staff joining the social care workforce till 25.06.2022.

To apply please click on this Support Practitioners - Fife | The Richmond Fellowship Scotland (trfs.org.uk)

You can also visit our website at trfs.org.uk for further vacancies.

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Charity No: SC021621


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