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Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 1JX
£27,378 - £29,094 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
39 hours per week

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Here at the Richmond Fellowship Scotland we are currently looking to recruit a Senior Support Worker for our services in Cumnock!


Applicants will need at least 2 years previous experience of supporting individuals within care and already have or be willing to work towards your SVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care to be considered for the Senior Support Worker role.

Please note that due to service requirements we can only accept applications from candidates who have a valid UK driving licence and access to their own cars. You will be paid for your travel during your shift and there is a fuel allowance of 45p per mile.

About the Role:

Our Senior Support Workers are classed as Front Line Management staff and as such your duties would fall under two specific areas as follows:David201508

Staff Management:

-Coaching and mentoring front line staff while providing appropriate support including regular supervision.

-Identifying the training needs of your team and ensuring that this training is provided.

-Producing the monthly rota for your team, taking into account budgetary requirements and ensuring that all staff meet their contracted hours whilst managing holiday cover and absence.

-Developing the ability of your team to produce accurate and effective support plans.

-Covering on-call shift work as and when needed.

Supported Individuals:

-Plan and facilitate meetings with individuals and important people in their lives in order to collate the appropriate information required to write an effective support plan.

-Effectively match supported individuals to staff members, keeping in mind the identified outcomes and goals to be achieved for said supported individual.


-Liaising with external agencies such as an individual`s family or Social Work Services.

-Ensure that the standards set by the SSSC and Care Inspectorate as well as The Richmond Fellowship Scotland`s own standards are always met.

-Positively represent the values of The Richmond Fellowship Scotland when engaging with all external agencies.

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 – 22nd February 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.

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 31 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.

The successful applicant must also register with SSSC as a Supervisor in Care at Home and Housing Support Services on taking up the post.