Support Practitioners

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

Post:               Support Practitioner  

Service:          Learning Disabilities   

Based:            Dumfries

Hours:            37 Hour Week - Full Time (Part Time Available)

Salary:            £20,841 - £21,924 pro-rata (£10.83 – £11.39)

Contract:        Permanent

Because People Matter – You Matter

If this sounds like you, then Because People Matter at Turning Point Scotland, why not join us to reach your full potential.

Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Dumfries are looking for Full and Part-Time.

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 Dumfries are well regarded and we have a waiting list for people to be supported by us.  Why because 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.

Dumfries 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.

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 professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff teams.

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.

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.

About Us

Turning Point Scotland is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable adults who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.

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.