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  • The Richmond Fellowship Scotland: Support Practitioner (Tayport/Newport-on-Tay)

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

    Organisation: The Richmond Fellowship Scotland
    Support Practitioner (Female Only)
    Location: Tayport/Newport-on-Tay

    Contract: Permanent
    Salary: £22,917
    Hours: Full-time

    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 seeks caring, supportive, adaptable, approachable, empathetic, fun, and positive individuals across several services in Tayport and Newport-on-Tay. Full and part-time vacancies for home care services, including forensic and criminal justice female-only services, are available. These posts are strictly for drivers with their own vehicles only due to travel required while on shift.

    For all posts, the induction training takes place in our Kirkcaldy office. Induction includes all aspects of the role.

    You will be paid for your travel time while on shift, and there is also a 45p per mile fuel allowance. 

    Please note that all posts are offered on a shift pattern basis and will include weekend and public holiday shifts, however, there are shift patterns to suit your availability as a part time or bank staff member.

    No previous experience in care is required as the organisation provides full in-house training to all new staff members and will even invest in you to achieve your SVQ Level 2; so even if this is a new career path for you, they would love to meet you. What matters most is that you have the right values and the right attitude.

    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, cinema, swimming etc.

    Medical Support- Administering and monitoring medication.

    Personal Care- Assisting people to maintain their wellbeing by promoting their personal care which would include assistance with bathing, dressing, arranging visits with the dentist/doctor, incontinence care.

    Practical Support- Helping people to maintain their tenancy by encouraging daily household tasks such as general housework, laundry, ironing, cooking, 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.

    Schedule 9 Part 1 (1)(1)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this post.

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