Support Practitioners

Castle Douglas
Dumfries & Galloway Service
Learning Disabilities
Support Practitioner
Full Time and/or Part Time
£10.83 - £11.39 per hour

Post:               Support Practitioner  

Service:          Dumfries & Galloway

Based:            Castle Douglas

Hours:             Full & Part-Time Available

Salary:             £10.83 - £11.39 per hour 

Annual:            £20,841 - £21,924  

Contract         Permanent

Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.

Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Dumfries & Galloway are looking for people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others and as part of a team. 

Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Castle Douglas are looking for Full and Part-Time Support Practitioners.

When you work with us, we support you Because You Matter. 

We work a 37-hour working week, not a 40-hour week.  In addition, we pay you for your work travel time and the costs for public transport or if you have a car, we pay 45p per mile, so you are not out of pocket.

Our services in Castle Douglas are well regarded and we have a waiting list for people to be supported by us.  We retrain our staff and have numerous benefits including full sick pay, not just SSP, which increases with length of service. In addition, as one of our Support Practitioners, you will have 35 days every year as holidays/public holidays.

No previous working experience is needed; full training will be provided to you. We believe having the right values of respect, compassion, inclusion and integrity is all you need to join our team! We would offer you full support in completing your application.

As a Support Practitioner, you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes. The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.

Castle Douglas Support Service

Provides support to vulnerable adults with learning and physical disabilities alongside other lifelong conditions. Our service principal is to promote independence, choice and to work with the people we support to enable them to lead the life they choose. We support people to access everyday life experiences including holidays, education, employment and social activities as well as providing support to sustain and develop relationships alongside skills for everyday living including budgeting, personal care and domestic skills for the person to maintain their own home.

Can you say yes to?

Passionate about improving the life of others.
Support individuals to be empowered and take control of their own lives.
Have use of your own transport.
The ability to be flexible and work varied shifts based on service needs.

Full details of this role can be viewed on the attached Job Role Profile.  Click here

Please note that IT skills are required for all our vacancies.

Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of start date.

Turning Point Scotland have Platinum accreditation in Investors in People. Our staff are our most important asset, therefore we offer extensive training and impressive personal and career-focused development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives and achieve your own personal fulfilment. 

  • Comprehensive Induction
  • 123 Learning and development courses 
  • 29 eLearning courses
  • Funded qualification – SVQ Social Services and Healthcare, work based assessment
  • Your Career Pathway, we promote from within and advertise internally all jobs
  • Pension Scheme, employer contribution 4%
  • Wide range of family friendly policies 
  • 35 holiday/public holidays days' per year.
If you would like to chat about any aspect of the role, please call our Recruitment & Engagement Team on 0808 1643100.

This opportunity is closed to applications.