Support Practitioner in Tillicoultry

Location: Tillicoultry
Salary: £12.40 per hour
Recruiter: Trfs
Job Hours: Part-time

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TRFS is committed to paying 40ph above the Scottish Government’s Living Wage declared 2024/25 rate for Social Care. This means from April 2024 we intend to pay £12.40ph i.e. 40ph above the Scottish Government’s committed rate.

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

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!

We have full-time, part-time and bank positions available!

Requirements :

As a Support Practitioner you could be expected to work weekends, shift patterns and sleepovers if required.

About the Role :

Your responsibilities will depend on the needs of the individuals that you support and can 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.
  • About Us :

    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.

    We are Living Wage Accredited with the Living Wage Foundation, and have Gold in Investors in People.

    Benefits :

  • 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.

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    About Trfs

    The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is a charity which supports around 2500 people across Scotland with a broad range of needs to live as independently as possible in their own homes and communities.

    We are the largest provider of social care services in Scotland, providing personalised, high-quality community-based support services for those who require support in their lives. Some may have mental health difficulties, learning disabilities or autism; others may have dementia, alcohol or drug issues or forensic backgrounds.

    All of our services work in person-centred ways to offer choice, promote inclusion and maximise ability.

    We manage in the region of 190 services in both rural and urban settings, employing more than 2500 staff. In working with 28 local authorities, we have a proven track record and understanding in providing high quality services to meet the unique needs and aspirations of the individuals we support.

    We are people-focused, motivated by the needs of individuals and communities, not profit. We are driven by strong values and a firm commitment to choice, dignity and social inclusion.

    Our mission statement
    Our mission is to develop and deliver the best personal supports that listen to what you want and achieve what matters for you.

    Our outcomes statement
    We recognise the complexity of your life, the challenges you face and the contributions and worth you can bring. We believe you are unique and entitled to a fulfilling life. Our staff will strive to promote and achieve these outcomes with you:

    leading and directing your own life
    community presence
    active and meaningful participation
    making contributions to family and friends
    having new experiences whilst being safe
    being seen as important and unique

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