Support Practitioner - Female Driver Only
- Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, G78 1TB
- £22,106 per year pro rata (moving to £22,917 per annum pro rata from 1st apr 2023)
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time & Part Time
- 39 hours per week
This position has expired.
Here at The Richmond Fellowship Scotland are currently looking to recruit Support Practitioners for our fantastic service in Barrhead.
No previous experience in care is required as you will be provided with full training by our excellent and award-winning learning & development team prior to starting. This training initially consists of classroom-based sessions and e-learning as well as the opportunity to shadow current Support Practitioners in their day-to-day role and meet the people you will be supporting.
On top of this training we will also finance and support you to achieve your SVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care in-house!
This is a 24/7 service, therefore you would be required to commit to sleepovers, weekend work and shifts.
Currently we can offer full-time (39 hours) or part-time contracts.
Due to the nature of the service we can only accept applications from Female Only candidates who have a valid UK driving licence and access to their own vehicles. You will be paid for your travel during your shift and there is a fuel allowance of 45p per mile.
About the Role:
This service supports young individuals with complex needs and autism.
The individuals we support lead very healthy and active lifestyles so part of your role would be supporting them to attend activities such as swimming and walking groups etc.
Your responsibilities will depend on the needs of the individuals that you support and can include:
· 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.
The Richmond Fellowship Scotland provides personalised and outcome-focused support to over 2800 individuals in their own homes across Scotland, making us the country`s largest provider of social care. We support individuals with a variety of different needs such as physical and/or learning disabilities, ongoing mental health issues, alcohol or substance abuse and autism. Some of the people we support can present challenging behaviour or require a high level of personal care.
-TRFS rewards scheme (which includes cash-back and discounts at a variety of high street and online retailers)
-Paid travel during shifts and 45p per mile fuel allowance.
-Continuous in-house training opportunities and chances to further your career in social care.
-Refer a Friend scheme- £150 reward for successfully referring a friend, family member or colleague.
-Free Membership of Glasgow Credit Union.
-HSF Health Care plan.
-Counselling & Life Works service.
On top of these excellent practical benefits the biggest benefit of all is the immense job satisfaction you will gain by making a positive difference in someone`s life.
How to Apply:
If you would be interested in applying then please click on the link at the bottom of the page and submit your application there!
If you are applying via a job board then please be aware that you must submit an application via our website otherwise we will be unable to contact you!
All successful applicants will be given a conditional offer- this is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, PVG and a Covid-19 related risk assessment.
Closing Date: 9th March 2023 (We 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.
PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector.
Please note that Care Workers are absolutely critical to the social care needs of the community. Therefore, the Scottish Government will cover the cost of PVG checks till 31st March 2023.
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.