Support Practitioner – DD/CT – Casual

  • Ref: DD/CT
  • Area: East Ayrshire
  • Hours: Casual
  • Pay: £9.50 per hour plus Sleepover payment
  • Employer: Just Connections (part of the Partners for Inclusion Group)
  • Closing Date: 15th August 2021
  • Interview Date: TBC

Chris is an outgoing, friendly, chatty, and active young man with a wicked sense of humour.

Chris enjoys music and quiz DVD’s, especially “Question of sport” and “Millionaire”. Chris loves to go on the bus to Glasgow, visit the museums and watch the buskers.  Chris loves spending time with his family; he also enjoys going on holidays and going out for lunch. Chris enjoys going swimming and taking part in activities with a local group in his area.

Chris has adapted his routine during recent restrictions and continues to go out for walks each day and picking up lunch whilst out.

Chris is looking to:

  • Maintain his close relationship with his family
  • Promote and maintain friendships
  • Develop his skills
  • Promote his independence, maintain his home, and learn to cook.

Chris is looking for someone who:

  • Is flexible in working times, as the post includes evenings, weekends and sleepovers.
  • Is confident, promoting clear and consistent boundaries
  • Has the ability to stick to and promote structure and routines
  • Has the strength of character to adapt to challenging situations
  • Has similar interests
  • Is a strong community connector
  • Has a good sense of humour and is good fun
  • Is adventurous, forward thinking and motivated.
  • Is patient, a good listener, and a good communicator
  • Is a team player
  • Can motivate and support Chris to learn to cook and take care of his home.
  • Is a dedicated person who will help him lead his life to the full
  • Is patient
  • Is a fit and active person who enjoys the outdoors

Essential for the Support Practitioner’s role is that you can demonstrate the following:

  • Understand and work in a person centred way
  • Understand the importance of family involvement
  • Understand all behaviour is communication
  • Has excellent communication and written skills


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

You can only be appointed for this post if you are able to be 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 phone David Drennan at Just Connections on 07715 062915.