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Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 7ER
£25,148 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent, Supply/Casual/Relief
Position Type:
Full Time, Part Time, Supply/Casual/Relief
39 hours per week

Make a positive difference in someone’s life by becoming a Complex Needs Practitioner Level 1 with The Richmond Fellowship Scotland in our Stranraer services and helping support the people who need it most in our communities!

We are currently able to offer Full time, Part time and Bank Complex Needs Practitioner Level 1 contracts within the Stranraer team.

You do not need to have worked in care to apply as we will invest in your qualifications and provide full training through our award-winning learning & development team prior to starting!

Currently, we are only able to consider applicants who have a driving licence. Mileage is paid at 45p per mile!

About the Role:

Our service in Stranraer is a complex needs service supporting individuals with learning disabilites and autism. Working with people with complex needs can be very challenging , as well as very rewarding at the same time. Some people we support may be non-verbal. Due to their complex needs, people we support can have behaviours of concern which is their form of communication , this can lead to incidents happening . To keep everyone safe, staff are trained in physical intervention techniques which are always a last resort , however everyone’s safety has to be safeguarded at all times.

People will mostly require 24 hour support which includes a sleepover. Our shifts are 8hrs.

Your responsibilities as a Complex Needs 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.
  • 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!
  • TRFS currently has a Gold Investors in People award.
  • TRFS is accredited as a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage foundation.

All successful Support Practitioner applicants will be given a conditional offer- this is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and PVG.

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

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

We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications irrespective of race, ethnicity or national origin, religion, gender, disability, age, marital, parental status or sexual orientation. Our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We celebrate difference and encourage everyone to join us

Closing Date: 09/07/2024 (We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time)