Support Practitioner

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Support Practitioner


£18,861 pa

Closing date:
28th January 2021

Job Description

Are you on the lookout for something new and challenging?

Would you be interested in helping the most vulnerable people in our society?

Would you like to be provided with award-winning training and opportunities for professional development?

Then why not kick off 2021 by embarking on a new and rewarding career with TRFS, Scotland's largest provider of social care?

We are currently recruiting for a number of our services in Dumfries and require no previous experience in social care to apply. All that we require is that you have a valid UK Driver's Licence and access to your own car.

Our Support Practitioners are fully trained by our excellent and award-winning learning & development team prior to starting, which initially consists of three classroom-based sessions at our Cambuslang office as well as the opportunity to shadow current Support Practitioners in their day-to-day role. After this initial training there will always be opportunities to further your learning during your time with TRFS. As such, to apply for this vacancy you would require no previous experience in the Care sector.

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland provides personalised and outcome-focused support to over 2800 individuals either in their own homes, shared accommodation or care home environments 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, mental health, 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 can offer either Full-Time (32-39 hours), Part-Time (Various hours) or Bank (Ad Hoc) contracts depending on our requirements at the time. As a Support Practitioner you could be expected to work weekends, shift patterns and sleepovers if required.

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

-Social Support- Getting to know an individual`s interests and hobbies and helping them to connect these interests within their local communities. This could include spending time in local clubs and community centres as well as leisure activities like swimming, bowling and visiting the cinema.
-Health Support- Administering and monitoring medication.
-Personal Care- Assist people to maintain their wellbeing by promoting their personal care which may include assistance with showering/bathing, dressing, arranging visits with professionals such as dentists, doctors or opticians, assisting with incontinence care where necessary.
-Practical Support- Helping people to maintain their tenancy by encouraging daily household tasks such as general housework, laundry, ironing, cooking, shopping.
-Budgetary Support- Paying bills, attending meetings with the bank or relevant authorities, potentially handling an individual`s income.
-Additionally, you will be expected to maintain accurate financial and medical records as well as evidencing good practice through recording daily progress towards outcomes and goals.

There are a range of benefits to working with TRFS which include:

-Paid travel between services (depending on service requirements).
-We will pay for you to achieve your SVQ Level 2 and support you to do so.
-TRFS rewards scheme (which includes cash-back and discounts at a variety of high street and online retailers)
-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.

On top of these excellent practical benefits the biggest benefit of all is the immense job satisfaction you will gain by making a positive difference in someone`s life.

Apply by following the link to our website!

All successful applicants will be given a conditional offer- this is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, PVG and a Covid-19 related risk assessment.

Closing Date: 28/01/2021 (We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time)
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.

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