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  • The Richmond Fellowship Scotland: Bank Support Practitioner (North East Fife)

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

    Organisation: The Richmond Fellowship Scotland
    Bank Support Practitioner
    Location: North East Fife

    Reference: JUN20231561

    Contract: Permanent
    Salary: £11.30 per hour
    Hours: Sessional

    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.

    Important information

    As a bank member of staff, you will cover staff leave, training, sickness, and any other staff absences. Bank contracts are ideal for people who need the extra money and can't find childcare every day.

    As a bank staff member, you choose what days you work, and you can work full-time or part-time hours, depending on your preference. The Senior Support Worker, who is responsible for the rota, will contact you to see if you are available to help out. As you are not required to do shifts, you can pick and choose the hours/shifts that suit you and work around your other commitments.

    At this time all new bank staff have to be drivers with access to own vehicles. Mileage is reimbursed at 45p per mile, for travel between resident`s homes. Certain services operate enhanced weekend rates.

    There are shift patterns to suit your availability as a part-time or bank staff member. The organisation has a detailed, thorough induction for all new bank staff which must be met within a 28-day period; therefore you must be able to commit to meeting this during the induction period.

    For all posts, the induction training takes place in Kirkcaldy. 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.

    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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