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Cupar & St Andrews, KY15
£22,917 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
39 hours per week

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


We are looking for caring, supportive, adaptable, approachable, empathetic, fun and positive individuals across several services in Cupar and St Andrews. We have full time, part time and bank hours contracts available. We are looking for staff to work day shifts with multiple home visits and as mobility cars are in use at certain sites we are therefore looking for drivers with access to own vehicles. Shifts can usually consist of short days or long days.

In addition, we have vacancies available specifically for males, in our Cupar 24hour services where there is not a requirement for the candidate to be a driving licence holder, however the candidate has to live locally in order to be able to attend shifts on time especially during public holidays and weekends. The shifts include sleepovers, they usually start 9am-11pm, followed by the sleepover, and then 7am-9am the following morning. During a sleepover shift you will be sleeping at the resident's premises, as to provide any urgent care should such a situation arise. Contract options are 16hrs or 32hrs per week. Each sleepover shift is an additional £84 on top of your annual salary.

For all posts the induction training takes place in our new Kirkcaldy office.

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 of £14.53 per hour. Please note that all posts are offered on a shift pattern basis and will include weekend and public holiday shifts, however we have shift patterns to suit your availability as a part time or bank staff member. Please feel free to contact us on 07884602630 or to discuss your availability.

No previous experience in care is required as we 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, we 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!

Closing Date: 16th June 2023. (We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time)

PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector.

As part of our compliance checks, all candidates will be asked, if successful, to undergo a risk assessment based on underlying conditions due to Covid-19.

All new staff members will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date.