Relief Support Practitioner: Scottish Borders - £9.30-£9.80 per hour
No experience required
Are you looking for a job that fits around your other commitments?
Perhaps you can only work at weekends or at certain times?
If so, we have opportunities for you!
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.
On any given dayyou 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 help a young man with autism move into his first home away from his family, and support him to understand his excitement and fear at this big life step. You might support a father of young children with his benefits claims and understanding his responsibilities as a tenant to reduce the risk of eviction. 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.
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.
We’ll help you register as a professional social care practitioner with the SSSC. We’ll support you in completing your vocational SVQ training and we’ll ensure you benefit from continual professional development.
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