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Ref no:
277517
Published:
26/5/2022
Closes:
8/6/2022
Location:
North Lanarkshire, ML4 1EN
Salary:
£20,320 per year part time pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
30 hours per year

This position has expired.

Ditch that 9 to 5 grind and start a career that gives you that feel good factor and banishes those Monday blues for good! If you're passionate about making a difference, then we have a great opportunity for you!

Our fabulous #TemsTransitions are looking for dedicated and understanding individuals to join our Family and Transitions team in North Lanarkshire as Support Practitioners. We have contracts available up to 30 hours per week.

Our current rate of pay is £10.02 per hour, but we have an exciting pay award pending of £10.50 per hour which will be backdated to 1st April 2022.

The Role​​​​​​​

As a Support Practitioner you’ll support children and young people in all aspects of their lives as they make the transition from childhood to living independently and make plans for their future. You will support them to become part of their local community and take part in various activities from horse riding and swimming to working towards their Duke of Edinburgh award, weekends away for respite. You’ll support them to build upon their independent living skills and all aspects of daily living, including cooking and managing their finances. Supporting with their personal care and medication needs are also key parts of this role.

​​​​​​​The children and young people we support come from diverse family backgrounds. Some of the individuals may have been affected by their own, or another’s, alcohol or substance misuse, or poor mental health and wellbeing. Our team provides essential support within these families to strengthen their own coping skills and strategies, and are occasionally required to provide to crisis supports.

As travel will be required throughout North Lanarkshire, it is essential that you hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle.

To be a great Support Practitioner, you'll be:

  • empathetic with a warm, friendly personality and a positive, can-do attitude
  • able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills and patience
  • able to think on your feet and use your own initiative
  • fully aware of and understand the duties and responsibilities in relation to child protection and safeguarding
  • creative in meeting the needs of the children and young people we support
  • competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide
  • confident in managing behaviours that challenge using Positive Behaviour Support strategies

Shift Patterns

We provide support Monday to Sunday, which is tailored to the needs of each individual and will be a mix of shorter shifts and longer blocks of support. You will be expected to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays as part of your rota.  

We have a varied range of posts at present, one post will include supporting a young man away one weekend a month to his caravan where sleepover support will be required. Another range of posts we have are daytime supports where you would be supporting young people to access college or alternative community based activities between normally 08:00-17:00.

Sleepovers are not included in your contracted hours and you’ll receive an additional sleepover payment of £95.00 per night.

Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Liam Musgrave on 01236 918 800.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited along to a socially distanced interviews at our Airdrie office.

​​​​​​​If you’re successful in joining our team, you will be expected to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and must be willing to work towards a SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare as required for SSSC registration. We will need you to register with the SSSC within 6 months of starting your employment with us.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Apply today and change your tomorrow!