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The Richmond Fellowship - Support Practitioner
Post: Support Practitioner Salary: £17,745 pa (pro rata for part-time)
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. They are an organisation driven by strong values and a firm commitment to choice, dignity and social inclusion. Although they support over 2800 people throughout Scotland, they are committed to delivering services that recognise people as individuals and treat them with dignity and respect; just like we would all want ourselves.
They are currently looking to increase their staff resource in the Kirkcaldy area and are looking for people who can help our supported individuals to achieve their own positive outcomes. They 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.
They are also interested in people who have experience in working with individuals with a criminal justice background. 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 closing date for applications is 19 October 2018.
To apply please visit their website and enter reference number 1674. 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.
The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Charity No: SC021621