Support Practitioners (LS/LL)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our growing organisation.  At Linking Lives we offer small packages of support ranging from 1 to 45 hours per week.  We are passionate about providing true person centred support and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team.  We are recruiting for a 20 hour variable post across Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.  This post requires a driver who can drive a wheelchair accessible mobility car.  This post also requires sleepovers.
This position is supporting 3 young men at different times who all have different interests and hobbies and also require different levels of support.

  1. Ref: LS/LL
  2. Hours: 20 hours variable
  3. Rate of Pay: £8:45 plus overnight payment
  4. Area: East Renfrewshire/Renfrewshire,  Newton Mearns and Paisley
  5. Employer: Linking Lives
  6. Closing Date: 23 May 2018

Benefits of working with Partners Group  

  • Westfield Health Cash Plan Scheme (both employee and Organisation contribute)
  • Credit Union
  • Death in Service
  • Nightingales Counselling Service
  • Excellent Training
  • Be part of a committed team

To be successful in this position you should be:



Have clear communication

Adaptable to different situations

Calm and Patient

You should be energetic with an ability to come to work with new and creative ideas and be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team. It is also important that you have a sense of humour and are fun loving.

Your tasks will vary depending on who you are supporting so you should be able to adapt and use different skills during your work.

Some supports will be going to the gym, supporting to work, drives in the car, lunches, going to the pub, concerts, horticulture, socialising and seeking new opportunities.


Requirements for this vacancy

For this position you must hold a current UK license and be able to drive a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

This position comes under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Order).

In line with the Scottish Social Services Council you will be required to have or work towards an appropriate qualification in order to register with them. You will require to be registered with the PVG scheme before being employed with our organisation.

More information

If you want to find out more about this vacancy or have an informal chat then you can contact Laura Spence on 07765246398 or Zoe MacDonald on 01563 825555 Monday – Friday between 9am-5pm.

To apply for this vacancy please download the files below. If you have difficulty completing the application form, please contact us: Tel.01563 825 555 / email