Support Practitioner (£22,106 moving to £22,917 per annum from 1st Apr 2023) – Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire

Support Practitioner (£22,106 moving to £22,917 per annum from 1st Apr 2023)

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland

Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire


Salary: (£22,106 moving to £22,917 per annum pro rata from 1st Apr 2023)

Make a positive difference in someone’s life by joining The Richmond Fellowship Scotland in our East and West Dunbartonshire services and helping support the people who need it most in our communities!

No previous experience in care is required as you will be provided with full training by our excellent and award-winning learning & development team prior to starting. This training initially consists of classroom-based sessions and e-learning as well as the opportunity to shadow current Support Practitioners in their day-to-day role and meet the people you will be supporting. 

We have several services in this area that we are recruiting for.  In these services we work with a range of clients with different needs including Autism, learning and physical disabilities and challenging behaviours.  Support ranges from social support to medication administration and personal care.  Staff will provide, physical and emotional support, administering medication, personal care, recording running notes, supporting individuals to appointments moving & handling of persons, homecare, financial support, support with daily living tasks, community based supports i.e. appointments and activities. 

On top of this training we will also finance and support you to achieve your SVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care in-house!


As a Support Practitioner you could be expected to work weekends, shift patterns and sleepovers if required.  This will include, Full Time, Part time and Bank shifts.

About the Role:

Your responsibilities will depend on the needs of the individuals that you support and can include:

  • Social Support– Assisting individuals to engage with their communities by planning and attending outings to various clubs and leisure activities such as day centres, bowling, cinema, swimming etc.
  • Medical Support– Administering and monitoring medication.
  • Personal Care– Assist people to maintain their wellbeing by promoting their personal care which would include assistance with showering/bathing, dressing, arranging visits with professionals such as dentists, doctors or opticians, assisting with incontinence care.
  • Practical Support– Helping people to maintain their tenancy by encouraging daily household tasks such as general housework, laundry, ironing, cooking, shopping.

About Us:

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland provides personalised and outcome-focused support to over 2800 individuals in their own homes across Scotland, making us the country`s largest provider of social care. We support individuals with a variety of different needs such as physical and/or learning disabilities, ongoing mental health issues, alcohol or substance abuse and autism. Some of the people we support can present challenging behaviour or require a high level of personal care.


-TRFS rewards scheme (which includes cash-back and discounts at a variety of high street and online retailers)

-Paid travel during shifts and 45p per mile fuel allowance.

-Continuous in-house training opportunities and chances to further your career in social care.

-Refer a Friend scheme- £150 reward for successfully referring a friend, family member or colleague.

-Free Membership of Glasgow Credit Union.

-HSF Health Care plan.

-Counselling & Life Works service.

On top of these excellent practical benefits the biggest benefit of all is the immense job satisfaction you will gain by making a positive difference in someone`s life.

How to Apply:

If you would be interested in applying then please click on the link at the bottom of the page and submit your application there!

If you are applying via a job board then please be aware that you must submit an application via our website otherwise we will be unable to contact you!

If you have any difficulties whilst applying then please get in touch with our Regional Resourcing Consultant by emailing Amy at [email protected]  

All successful Support Practitioner applicants will be given a conditional offer- this is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and a suitable PVG.

Please note that Care Workers are absolutely critical to the social care needs of the community.  Therefore, the Scottish Government will cover the cost of PVG checks till 31 March 2023. Having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector.

All new staff members will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Closing Date: 28/03/23 (We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time).


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