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Ref no:
277541
Published:
26/5/2022
Closes:
9/6/2022
Location:
East Dunbartonshire, G66 1ND
Salary:
£20,320 per year part time pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
30 hours per week

This position has expired.

Ready to make change? If you are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of others then we want to hear from you! You don't need experience to start your career with us, we recruit on values and transferrable skills. We'll pay you for your training and give you all the practical skills that you'll need. We'll even fund your SVQ qualification too!

​​​​​​​We're looking for calm and patient colleagues with initiative to join our busy Community Support service as Support Practitioners in East Dunbartonshire.

​​​​​​​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

This is an exciting, varied role, where no two days are the same! As a Support Practitioner, you will play a crucial role in supporting these individuals with all aspects of daily living, including cooking, personal care, managing personal finances and assisting with medication. You will also support them to the things they want to do out in the community, for example shopping, education or employment and to pursue their hobbies and interests. You’ll play a role in helping people that have become socially isolated to rebuild links with their local communities and offer practical help or advice to families who are affected by looking after a loved one. The role will involve mostly lone-working, however some 2:1 support will be required.

As travel will be required throughout East Dunbartonshire, it is preferable that you hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle. However, this is not essential.

To be a great Support Practitioner, you will be:

  • a great listener with a warm, friendly personality
  • non-judgemental and have a naturally caring nature
  • able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills
  • able to build and maintain positive, respectful relationships with lots of different types of people
  • competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide
  • creative and proactive with a positive, can-do attitude
  • reliable and flexible to meet the needs of the people we support

Shift Patterns

Your normal hours of work will be between 8.00 am and 8:30 pm and will be a mix of split shifts, 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. Our service currently runs Monday to Friday.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a socially distanced interview at our Kirkintilloch office on Monday 13th June 2022.

Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Eleanor Burling-Brown on 0779 089 7120.

​​​​​​​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.

* For this position, female is an Occupational Requirement as defined by the Equality Act 2010.