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14th December 2018
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 Kirkcaldy 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.
There are 2 Support Practitioner posts available up 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). The shifts will vary from week to week and will include lone working. It would be essential for you to have a driving licence and access to your own vehicle. Mileage is paid at 40p per mile and travel time between services is included in the shift.
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.
Closing date: 14th 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.
For more information about this position please open the following document:
Sorry, this vacancy is closed.
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3 Buchanan Gate
Buchanan Gate Business Park
0845 013 6300
What we do
Positive Behaviour Support
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Young people in transition
Alcohol related brain damage
Alcohol and drug misuse
Older people (including dementia)
East Renfrewshire Dementia Services
East Dunbartonshire Connections Service
Fife Wellness Recovery and Action Plan Workshops
Fife Short Term Housing Support & Homelessness Services
Perth and Kinross Shared Lives Service
Stranraer Shared Lives
Supporting Children & Young People
Charity No. SC 021621