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  • The Richmond Fellowship Scotland: Support Practitioner (Kirkcaldy)

    Created: 26/06/2023, Updated: 27/06/2023
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Organisation: The Richmond Fellowship Scotland
    Role: Support Practitioner
    Location: Kirkcaldy


    Salary: £22,917 per annum
    Hours: Variable

    Closing date: 14 July 2023 (17:00)

    Make a positive difference in someone's life by joining The Richmond Fellowship Scotland in our Fife services and helping support the people who need it most in our communities.


    The organisation is looking for caring, supportive, adaptable, approachable, empathetic, fun and positive individuals across several services in Kirkcaldy.

    Various posts are available across different teams and services, with full-time, part-time and bank hours available.

    Important information

    Posts predominantly cover housing support services with multiple home visits per day, however, the organisation is also hiring for services with sleepover shifts. For sleepover shifts sleepover rates apply.

    You do not need to have worked in care to apply as we the organisation will invest in your qualifications and provide full training through its award-winning learning and development team prior to starting.

    Due to the nature of services in this area, the organisation can only accept applications from candidates who have a valid full driving license and access to their own vehicle.

    You will be paid for your travel time while on shift, and there is also a 45p per mile fuel allowance. Certain services operate enhanced weekend rates. Please note that all posts are offered on a shift pattern basis and will include weekend and public holiday shifts, however, shift patterns to suit your availability as a part-time or bank staff member are availalbe.

    About the Role

    Your responsibilities as a Support Practitioner could include:

    • social support- assisting individuals to engage with their communities by planning and attending outings to various leisure activities such as day centres, the cinema or swimming
    • medical support- administering and monitoring medication
    • personal care- assisting people to maintain their wellbeing by promoting their personal care, including assisting with bathing, dressing, arranging visits with the dentist or doctor, and incontinence care
    • practical support- helping people to maintain their tenancy by encouraging daily household tasks such as general housework, laundry, ironing, cooking, and shopping.

    Key Benefits

    • Rewards scheme with cashback and discounts available at various retailers
    • Refer a Friend scheme- £150 bonus for successfully referring a friend or family member.

    The application process

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

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

    The organisation reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.

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