Support Practitioner

Disability, Social Care
Salary Details
£21,294 (part time, pro rata)
Contract Type
Part time, Permanent
Hours per Week
16 to 30
Closing Date
Are you looking for a rewarding new job where you can make a difference every day? If you're ready for a job that is more than just your typical 9-5 then look no further!

Job Description

You don't need experience to start your career with us; we recruit on values and we'll give you all the training you'll need if you're successful.  We'll even put you through your SVQ qualification too!

We're looking for motivated and understanding individuals with a positive attitude to join our busy Community Support service in Airdrie and Coatbridge. We have a range contracts available from 16 and 30 hours per week.

You will be joining a small, dedicated team of Support Practitioners who focus on maintaining and promoting independence. You will work in a person-centred way to provide support in all aspects of daily living, including cooking and preparing meals, personal care, administering medication and managing personal finances.

You’ll be enthusiastic and take an active interest in their hobbies which may include going to local events, listening to music, going swimming and out for a walk, playing and watching sports and getting involved in arts and crafts along with many more activities. The people we support love trying new things and we'll be looking to you to help identify opportunities for participation and inclusion for the people we support.

As travel will be required throughout North Lanarkshire, it is essential that you hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle.

To be a great Support Practitioner, you will be:

  • a naturally empathetic person with a warm, friendly personality
  • able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills
  • able to build and maintain positive, respectful relationships with lots of different types of people
  • a problem-solver and able to think on your feet and use your initiative
  • competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide
  • a good motivator with a positive, can-do attitude
  • reliable and flexible to meet the needs of the people we support

Shift Patterns

Your normal hours of work will be between 6.00 am and 10.00 pm, Monday to Sunday, and will be a mix of split shifts, shorter shifts and longer blocks of support. Early mornings, evenings, weekends, sleepovers and public holidays as part of your rota.

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.