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  • The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Senior Support Worker (Female Only)

    Created: 21/09/2023
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Senior Support Worker (Female Only)

    Location: Kirkcaldy area

    Richmond Fellowship are looking for a permanent Senior Support Worker to join their busy housing support and 24 hour services in Kirkcaldy.

    This vacancy is open to female applicants only due to the requirements of the individuals they support.

    The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is dedicated to making a real difference in supporting people with their everyday lives. They support 2,800 people, and each person they support is a unique individual, meaning each support role will be different to the next giving you the chance to really make a difference in that person`s life.

    About the Role

    • As a Senior Support Worker your duties could involve managing and mentoring a team of support staff, identify training needs, leading the writing of support plans, rota management, and participating in review meetings. There will also be practical support with the person`s daily life, personal care or helping to promote a positive, active and healthy lifestyle to the individual you are supporting.
    • This post is full time with sleepover shifts, and due to travel requirements we are looking for applications from drivers with access to own vehicles. Good communication, computer literacy and ability to meet strict deadlines are essential. Due to personal care requirements of the people we support at these services, this vacancy is open to female applicants only.
    • Senior staff are expected to cover oncall duties. As a Senior member of staff, we would expect you to step in and assist with covering shifts.
    • Please use the five application questions to demonstrate your thorough understanding of the role and expectations of a Senior Support Worker.


    For this fantastic opportunity you will need:

    • At least two years previous experience of supporting individuals within care. 
    • Experience of leading teams in a social care environment.
    • Have, working towards, or are willing to undergo SVQ Level 3, and two units from Level 4. 
    • Hold a full driving licence and have access to own vehicle. 

    Key Benefits

    • TRFS rewards scheme (cash-back and discounts at various retailers)
    • Refer a Friend scheme
    • £150 bonus!

    TRFS is an Equal Opportunity, Positive about Disabled People and a Living Wage Accredited Employer. TRFS has been awarded Gold by Investors in People. All successful Support Practitioner applicants will be given a conditional offer- this is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and PVG. Schedule 9 Part 1 (1)(1)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this post. PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector. The successful applicant must also register with SSSC as a Supervisor in Care at Home and Housing Support Services on taking up the post. 

    For full details and how to apply, visit their website - Website address:

    You can also contact Natalie Retkiewicz via e-mail [email protected] or call 07884602630.

    The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 02 October 2023. They reserve the right to close the vacancy at any time. 

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