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

    Created: 06/11/2023
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies


    Post: Support Practitioner 

    Location: Glenrothes area



    Make a positive difference in someone's life by joining The Richmond Fellowship Scotland (TRFS) in their Fife services, helping support the people who need it most. TRFS is committed to paying 40p per hour above the Scottish Government's Living Wage declared 2024/2025 rate for social care. This means from April 2024, they intend to pay £12.40 per hour. 

    TRFS is looking for a caring, supportive, adaptable, approachable, empathetic, fun, and positive indivudal across several services in Glenrothes and surrounding areas. Some posts cover surrounding locations such as Auchtermuchty, Thornton, Kettlebridge, Cardenden, Kirkcaldy, while some may be based in Glenrothes only. 

    They have part-time, full-time and bank contracts available. Some posts are for day shifts only whilst other posts include sleepover shifts. Some services cover homes of multiple occupancy and some consist of home care visits. Some services support individuals with PEG feeding, epilepsy and/or limited mobility.  

    During interview the hiring manager will discuss different services with you in more depth. Full training is provided during your induction in their new Kirkcaldy office. Due to the nature of services in this area, TRFS can only accept applications from candidates who have a valid full driving licence and access to their own vehicle. You will be paid for your travel time while on shift and there is 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 contact [email protected] or call 07884 602630 to discuss your availability. 

    No previous experience in care is required as they provide full in-house training to all new staff members and will invest in you to achieve an SVQ Level 2. 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 clubs and leisure activities such as day centres, bowling, cinema, swimming etc 
    • Medical Support - Administering and monitoring medication
    • Personal Care - Assist people to maintain their wellbeing by promoting their personal care which would include assistance with showering/bathing, dressing, arranging visits with professionals such as dentists, doctors or opticians, assisting with 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 (cashback and discounts at various retailers)
    • Refer a Friend scheme
    • £150 bonus

    TRFS is an equal opportunity and Living Wage accredited employer. TRFS has been awarded Gold by Investor in People. All successful Support Practitioner applicants will be given a conditioner offer, subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups). PVG checks will be required of all successful applications. 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 (Scottish Social Services Council) within six months of their start date. 

    Click here to apply.

    The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 27 November 2023. TRFS reserve the right to close the vacancy at any time. 




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