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  • The Richmond Fellowship Scotland - Support Practitioner

    Created: 10/10/2023
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Support Practitioner

    Hours: Full-time and part-time roles available

    Location: Leven

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


    Richmond Fellowship is looking for caring, supportive, adaptable, approachable, empathetic, fun, and positive individuals across several services in Levenmouth. They have full and part time vacancies for home care services, including forensic, tracheostomy, housing support, and criminal justice female-only services. These posts are strictly for drivers with own vehicles only due to travel required whilst on shift.

    For all posts the induction training takes place in Richmond Fellowship's Kirkcaldy office. Induction includes all aspects of the role. One full-time post is available for male candidates only (due to the requirements of the individuals they support), to cover day and sleepover shifts in a 24-hour criminal service. For this role they are specifically looking for individuals with previous care experience. Candidates must be willing to conduct tasks such as peg feeding and stoma care. If you're looking for flexible working, it might be worthwhile considering their Bank vacancies.

    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 they have shift patterns to suit your availability as a part-time or bank staff member.

    Please feel free to contact Richmond Fellowship on 07884 602630 or [email protected] to discuss your availability.

    No previous experience in care is required (unless stated otherwise above) as Richmond Fellowship provide 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

    • 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. TRFS is committed to paying 40ph above the Scottish Government's Living Wage declared 2024/25 rate for Social Care. This means from April 2024 they intend to pay £12.40 per hour i.e. 40 per hour above the Scottish Government's committed rate.

    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 six months of their start date.

    Click here to start your application.

    The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Friday 03 November 2023. TRFS reserve 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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