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  • The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Support Practitioner (Kirkcaldy area)

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

    Post: Support Practitioner

    Location: Kirkcaldy area

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


    TRFS is looking for caring, supportive, adaptable, approachable, empathetic, fun, and positive individuals across several services in the Kirkcaldy area. 

    They have various posts available across different teams and services, with full time, part time and bank hours available. Posts predominantly cover housing support services with multiple home visits per day, however they are also hiring for services with sleepover shifts. For sleepover shifts sleepover rates apply. Tracheotomy care is required for one of the individuals they support; for this role previous care experience would be desirable.

    In addition, they have a full time or part time vacancy for staff to work day and sleepover shifts in one of our services where staff support individuals working in doubles. Day shifts are 7am-10pm and sleepover shifts start at 9am and finish at 9am the following day.

    You will be supporting people with complex needs such as autism, learning disabilities and behaviour which challenges. Some of the responsibilities you may expect to perform are administration of medication, helping individuals go out in the community, pay their bills, liaise with healthcare professionals and family members. You do not need to have worked in care to apply as we will invest in your qualifications and provide full training through our award-winning learning and development team prior to starting. 

    Due to the nature of these services, they 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 they have shift patterns to suit your availability as a part time or bank staff member.

    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

    • 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: 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. 

    For more details, please visit the TRFS website -

    You can contact Natalie Retkiewicz via e-mail [email protected] or call 07884 602630.

    The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Friday 06 October 2023. They reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. 

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