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Support Practitioner (Home Care)

Job details
Posting date: 07 June 2024
Salary: £24,050 to £25,494 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 07 July 2024
Location: Dunoon, Argyll & Bute
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Carr Gomm
Job type: Permanent
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Join our team in Dunoon and make a difference every day!

Are you looking for a fulfilling role that makes a positive impact in your local community? At Carr Gomm, we are offering a unique opportunity to become a Support Practitioner and make a real impact in people’s lives.

About Us:

Carr Gomm is a leading social care and community development charity. Our Home Care service in Dunoon provides support to people to lead a good quality of life in their own homes. Our support helps to keep people in their own homes, surrounded by familiarity and comfort.

The Role:

As a Support Practitioner, you’ll be the helping hand that people rely on. Your role involves supporting people to manage daily life. This will often include meal preparation, medication administration, and personal care as well as other aspects of their daily life. Our role is not to do things for people, but to work with them. The role includes compassionate end-of-life care in the comfort of people’s own homes respecting their choices and wishes.

What We’re Looking For:

We are looking for caring individuals who have a genuine passion for making a positive impact in their community.

You do not need professional experience to join us. We provide comprehensive induction training to all new team members.

A full driving license is essential, as our service extends to communities around Dunoon and Cowal.

Why Join Carr Gomm:

You’ll be part of a supportive team that values your contributions and helps you grow in your role. Our benefits include:

35 days holiday per year, rising to 40 with service (pro-rata).
Paid travel time and additional mileage contributions of 45p per mile.
Carr Gomm will cover the cost of PVG application and reimburse the SSSC registration fee for all new workers.
£200 Recommend a Friend Scheme (T&Cs apply).
Fully funded SVQ qualification with support from a dedicated team.
Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and sick leave.
Time and a half payment for any time worked over 37.5 hours per week.
A Defined Contribution pension scheme, with incremental employer contribution and credit union membership.
Membership to Telus; employee well-being and perks platform. Plus, FREE online coaching and physiotherapy from Health by Science.
Cycle to work scheme, discounts with leading hotels; and more!
Job Contracts Designed for You:

At Carr Gomm, we offer flexible job contracts to suit your unique circumstances. No matter the contract type you choose, Carr Gomm is committed to providing you with the necessary training and support to excel in your role. Our Dunoon service offers the following job contracts:

Full Time (37.5 hours): Our full-time positions are designed for those who are ready to fully immerse themselves in the role, with a commitment of 37.5 hours per week.

Part Time: We also offer part-time positions, allowing you to balance your work with other commitments, such as childcare, studies or other responsibilities. Our part-time contracts are negotiable to accommodate your schedule and the needs of the people we support.

Casual Relief Contracts: For those who need more flexibility in their rota, our casual relief contracts are the perfect fit. If you can’t commit to working the same number of hours each week, this contract still allows you to make a meaningful impact.

Apply Today:

Applying to join our team as a Support Practitioner is quick and straightforward. Our online application process typically takes 10-15 minutes to complete. We will ask for some essential details, including information on your previous employment, SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) registration and PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) membership.

We welcome applications from any candidates already eligible to work in the UK or those that can apply for a visa granting permission to work in the UK (e.g. dependent visas, ancestry etc.) that do not require sponsorship from Carr Gomm. You will be asked to share proof of this prior to receiving any offer of employment. It is currently our policy not to offer sponsorship for prospective candidates.