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Support Practitioner

Salary

£12.40

Job Type

Full Time/Part Time

Area

North Lanarkshire

Closing Date

26 April 2024

Reference ID

SMC240205

Make a positive difference in someone’s life by joining us and help 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 be at the start of the journey of an exciting new service where you will 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 are actively looking for staff that have the right values who want to make a positive difference in a person’s life.  Our staff are working to promote independence in a recovery based model of support.  Daily tasks include but are not limited to, daily living tasks, a variety of other support needs and personal care.


Requirements:

As a Support Practitioner you could be expected to work weekends, shift patterns and sleepovers if required.  This will include, Full Time, Part time and Bank shifts.


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

We provide 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.


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.

If you are a registered client with Routes To Work, please contact your caseworker to apply. If you are not a registered client, please contact us to check you are eligible for this opportunity.

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