Relief Support Practitioners - Argyll & Bute

Throughout Argyll & Bute
Start Date
Posted On
1 Apr 2021

Relief Support Practitioners - Argyll & Bute

Location - throughout Argyll & Bute; Oban, Lochgilphead, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Rothesay and Helensburgh!

Rate of pay - Carr Gomm are a Scottish Living Wage employer - £9.50 an hour!

At Carr Gomm, we appreciate how difficult the current climate is for everyone. Please be assured that the health and safety of people supported and our staff is a priority for us. As a member of our team, you can expect:

  • Access to full PPE and hand sanitiser (gloves, aprons, masks, visors, and goggles) when appropriate.
  • Full training in the effective use of PPE, following agreed guidance issued by Health Protection Scotland.

We are aware that many people are experiencing the impact of the coronavirus on their employment – particularly those in the tourism and hospitality sector.

We support hundreds of vulnerable people across Argyll & Bute every day to remain safe and well in their own homes. In order to ensure we can continue to support them during these challenging times, we have created a number of relief support practitioner roles; and we know that many people looking for additional work have a multitude of valuable transferable skills to offer.

What we look for in our Relief Support Practitioners

Successful support practitioners come from different backgrounds and have a range of experiences, but all share our values of respect, interdependence, choice, control, openness and honesty. In our eyes, the best support practitioners are warm, open, honest, resilient, respectful, patient, positive, empathetic and well-motivated team players who are creative thinkers and excellent problem-solvers.

Previous experience is ideal but is not essential as we provide a comprehensive induction and continual professional development throughout each person’s career.

The role

On any given day, you might make a difference by supporting an older woman with dementia to remain independent in her home and maintain contact with her network of friends in her community.

You might support a woman who has been in hospital for many years to move into her own home again and support her right to make her own decisions in how she chooses to live.

You might support a mother who struggles with her mental health to improve her wellbeing by making healthy food choices on a budget and keeping on top of her medications.

You could be responding to fall alarms and checking on someone to ensure they are well and have all they need to be confident in their own home.

Our commitment to you

We’ll place you in a welcoming team under the leadership of a knowledgeable manager. We’ll provide a comprehensive induction, regular supervision and team meetings to ensure you maximise your potential. We’ll train you to actively listen to people and have the skills and knowledge to be able to take next steps with them. We’ll help you to develop personalised support plans and guidelines so that we all share the same understanding of what we are doing and why; thereby ensuring we get it right. We’ll trust you to work with families and neighbours, local councils and NHS staff.

Career Development

We’ll help you register as a professional social care practitioner with the SSSC and we’ll ensure you benefit from continual professional development.

About us

We are one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities striving to help people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them. Our organisation provides many years of practical experience, professional policies and procedures, expert colleagues and a passion for continually learning and improving. We ensure you come to work every day informed, inspired and determined to make a difference by having a positive impact on people’s lives.


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