Support Practitioner - Scottish Borders (Galashiels Main Base)

Central Scottish Borders
Start Date
Posted On
7 Sep 2020

Support Practitioner - Scottish Borders

Locality: Scottish Borders – Central Borders (Galashiels Main Base)

Type: Full-time and Part-time opportunities

Salary: £18,184 - £19,162 (pro-rata)


Carr Gomm’s Borders Service provides specialist support to people experiencing mental ill health.  A consistent, well-trained staff team support people to live independently in their communities to achieve positive outcomes. The service supports people throughout their recovery journey; overcoming challenges, celebrating achievements and empowering people to create a fulfilling life of their choosing.  

 “What does success look like to you?

If you’re good at seeing people as unique individuals with their own skills, opinions and dreams for the future; developing professional relationships with a diverse set of people; encouraging people to overcome obstacles and ensuring their voices are heard; if you are an excellent team player, but also value being trusted to work alone…

We can offer you the opportunity to work in one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities. We know our work is challenging and rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

Carr Gomm’s Supported Living Services in Scottish Borders provide specialist support to people experiencing mental ill health. Available 24 hours a day, shift patterns can vary – and you will be trained and well supported to deliver great support to people who rely on our services. You could choose to apply as a relief worker, and you could help us meet increased demand for our services and gain experience with flexible working.

We recognise success in seeing people avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital, being supported within their own communities, and living well in their own homes.

We’ll trust you to become an amazing member of our team, to actively listen to people, to develop personalised support plans for people with often quite complex challenges to overcome. We’ll support youby providing a comprehensive induction, regular supervision and team meetings to ensure you maximise your potential.

We’d love to hear from you if you have experience in a similar role – we value that experience. But if you haven’t, don’t be put off! We are interested in what you are like as a person, and what values you can bring. If they match ours, we are convinced that our training and ongoing support will make you into an excellent Support Practitioner.

We’ll support your success by helping 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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