Support Practitioner



Organisation
Cornerstone
Reference
001158
Sector
Disability, Social Care
Location
Bishopbriggs
Salary Details
£21,294 (part time pro rata)
Contract Type
Part time, Permanent
Hours per Week
30
Closing Date
26/06/2022
Do you have first class customer skills but looking for a more meaningful career? If you share our values then we have the role for you!

Job Description

Based in Bishopbriggs, our fabulous #TeamColtpark is recruiting now for a caring and positive individual with a can do attitude to join them as a Support Practitioner on a permanent basis.

You will be joining a dedicated team of Support Practitioners providing support to individuals with learning disabilities and other complex support needs

You'll play a crucial role in supporting these individuals with all aspects of daily living, including cooking, personal care, meal preparation, administering medication and the management of personal finances. You will support them to do the things they want to do out in the community and accompany them on any outings, including when attending health appointments. You will take an active role in the planning and delivery of person-centred care and be supportive and encourage the people we support to express their views and wishes. Our aim is to enable the people we support to live a fulfilling and valued life, where they can achieve their own personal goals and aspirations.

We recruit on values and transferrable skills, so you don't need experience or qualifications to start your career with us.  We have our own Training Academy that'll give you all the skills you'll need, including the opportunity to complete your SVQ.

To be a great Support Practitioner, you will be:

  • a genuine, caring nature with a positive, can-do attitude
  • able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills, including active listening
  • committed to improving the lives of the people we support
  • able to build and maintain positive, respectful relationships with different people, including other agencies and health professionals involved in care
  • competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide
  • reliable and flexible to meet the needs of the people we support

Shift Patterns

Our friendly team provides support twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Our shift patterns are 8am-3pm, 3pm-10pm with a sleepover shift 10am until 10am the following day.

Sleepovers are not included in your contracted hours and you’ll receive an additional sleepover payment of between £80 per night, depending on the needs of the service.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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Company Description

With over 40 years experience delivering great care and support, Cornerstone provides tailored, individual packages of care which focus on enabling people with a variety of needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and complex care needs, to live the best possible life.
We are always flexible and responsive in meeting the ever changing needs of the people we support and work closely with individuals and families to agree what sort of support will work best for them.
This could be providing specialist accommodation on a full time basis for people with more complex needs, to just a few hours befriending a week to help an individual build confidence and make friends. We support individuals of all ages, providing respite days and clubs for children and young people with disabilities, to day care support for older people with dementia.