Service: Dumfries & Galloway
Based: Newton Stewart
Salary: £11.08 per hour
Because People Matter – Work with Us
Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.
Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Dumfries & Galloway are looking for people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others and as part of a team.
When you work in social care it’s very important to follow the right procedures & processes, to ensure you’re safeguarding both the people being supported and yourself and your colleagues.
Very few of the people we support either drive or can access public transport and they are therefore very reliant of support staff’s ability to drive them to shops/activities. Although it is not essential as a Relief Support Practitioner that you have a driving licence, many tenants have their own cars which will be insured for you to drive on their behalf if you do have a driving licence. Some people do not have their own car so therefore it is desirable that you have access to a car for work purposes to maximise the independence of the people we support.
Dumfries & Galloway Service
Provides support to vulnerable adults with learning and physical disabilities alongside other lifelong conditions. Our service principal is to promote independence, choice and to work with the people we support to enable them to lead the life they choose. We support people to access everyday life experiences including holidays, education, employment and social activities as well as providing support to sustain and develop relationships alongside skills for everyday living including budgeting, personal care and domestic skills for the person to maintain their own home.
The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.
No previous working experience is needed; full training will be provided to you. We believe having the right values of respect, compassion, inclusion and integrity is all you need to join our team! We would offer you full support in completing your application.
As a Relief Support Practitioner, you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health, relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.
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Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of start date.