*Female Support Practitioner – FT/KM -14 hours per week variable plus overnight support

  • Ref: FT/KM
  • Area: South Ayrshire
  • Pay: £12.00 per hour Plus sleepover payment
  • Closing Date: 19th April 2024
  • Interview Date: TBC

Kirsty is a happy, energetic young woman who enjoys, music and watching game shows, Disney and sport on TV, playing games, playing with her Wii and her iPad and doing her jigsaws. Kirsty loves the company of others and has a fantastic sense of humour. Kirsty also likes going out and about in her local community and in her car.

Kirsty also requires support around her health and personal care needs.  

Kirsty requires Support Practitioners who;

  • Share similar interests
  • Are bright and bubbly and energetic
  • Can support Kirsty with her health needs
  • Can support Kirsty to maintain relationships with family and friends
  • Can support Kirsty to maintain her home

Essential for the role is that you can demonstrate the following:

  • Flexible in working times as post includes evening, week end working and overnight support
  • Understand how to work in a person centred way
  • Understand all behaviour is communication
  • Ability to motivate
  • Flexible approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work on own initiative and as part of the team
  • A suitable licence to drive Kirsty’s mobility car

Desirable

  • SVQ Level 2/3 in Social Care (or equivalent) or willing to work towards this
  • IT skills to support Kirsty with her iPad and access resources within the Organisation.  

This role involves shift work including evening, weekends, sleepovers and public holidays.

You should also have experience of or a real interest in supporting people with disabilities to develop new skills.

You can only be appointed for this post if you are registered with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme and are able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council when required for your post.

If you would like an informal discussion before applying, please contact Fiona Thomson on 01563 825516 during office hours 8.30am-4.30pm Monday – Friday or email fiona.thomson@partnersforinclusion.org

You can get an application form and job description by calling our recruitment line on 01563 825500 or complete an online application.

Please remember to add reference KM/FT your application form.

*This position has a “genuine occupational requirement” covered under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and therefore only applicants from females requested.