*Male Support Practitioner – BA/KC/YQ – Various Hours

  • Ref: BA/KC/YQ
  • Area: East Renfrewshire
  • Hours: Various
  • Pay: £9.50 per hour
  • Employer: Just Connections (part of the Partners for Inclusion Group)
  • Closing Date: 18th June 2021
  • Interview Date: TBC

Bobby is 22 years of age and lives in East Renfrewshire with his parents. He likes to spend time with his family as they are an important part of his life.

Bobby enjoys music, which is his favourite thing, especially musical instruments such as the guitar which loves to strum and listen to other people play.

Bobby enjoys spending time at home as well as outdoors; he likes big open spaces such as Pollok Country Park or Whitelees Wind Farm.

Bobby is looking to recruit a small team who will support him on a day to day basis, enable him to have structure and maintain boundaries to allow him to live his best life.  

People who know and care for Bobby say he is:

  • Tactile
  • Friendly
  • Determined
  • Has a good sense of humour

Bobby Likes:

  • Music
  • Musical Instruments
  • Taking Pictures
  • Being outdoors
  • His own Space
  • Sensory smells (lavender, lemongrass etc)
  • Being out in his car
  • Freedom to move around

We are looking for a Support Practitioners who can:

  • Work in a person centred way
  • Understand the importance of working in as a self-reliant team
  • Understand the importance of family involvement and multi-agency working
  • An awareness of their professional boundaries but also show humanity
  • Understand all behaviour is communication
  • Have a full driving licence and ability to drive a Motability vehicle
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, listening and written skills
  • Have good IT skills
  • Promote with confidence clear and consistent boundaries
  • Stick to and promote structure and routines
  • Show strength of character and adapt to challenging situations
  • Share similar interests
  • Promote strong community networking
  • Possess a good sense of humour
  • Be forward thinking and motivated
  • Be energetic

Desirable

  • An understanding or experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities
  • An understanding of Autism
  • SVQ Level 2/3 in Social Care or willing to work towards this

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of something new and diverse. If you feel that you can work in partnership with Bobby, his family and other agencies then we want to hear from you.

The post involves days, evenings and weekend support.


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, Karen Campbell at Just Connections on 01563 825555.

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

*For this position gender, is a “Genuine Occupational Requirement” in line with the Equality Act 2010.