Support Practitioner (Scottish Living Wage)

Vacancy posted: Friday, 21 April 2017

Salary: 16,731 pa
Location: Lanarkshire South

Closing date: 08 May 2017
Job ref. no.: 106

Location:​ Rutherglen & Cambuslang

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 Rutherglen & Cambuslang 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.

The Rutherglen & Cambuslang Community support services support 26 people across a range of different service settings in the local community. 

The post involves working within a social care setting, providing support to people with complex needs in their own homes and work with people who are at risk of being excluded from society; people who may have a variety of support needs including: , learning disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities, dementia or autism.

There are 3 Support Practitioner posts available (hours range from 16 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 7am and the latest finish is usually 11pm however this can sometimes be later for night-time activities) and the sleepover shift is usually backshift followed by an early shift (e.g. 12pm till 11.00pm S/O then a 7am - 12pm finish). The shifts will vary from week to week and can include split shifts and lone working. It would be desirable that you have a driving licence however this is not 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 and annual leave, childcare vouchers and discounts at over 850 online and high street retailers, we can offer you a rewarding and satisfying role in your local community. 

Closing date: 8th May 2017

For further information and to apply, please select the APPLY NOW button.

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

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