Support Practitioner- Forth Valley

Salary: £21,509 - £22,800 (pro rata) per annum / £11.00 - £11.66 based on qualifications, skills and experience.
Locality: Forth Valley

Category: Support Practitioner

Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, Relief

Job Description

Spring into a new role!

Could your values make a difference to people? We focus on people’s abilities, whether that is the people we support, or on your skills and experience from your social care or other career. We have part time, full time, and night shift roles available.

We all need support, at times, with something.

Disabilities and abilities are not too different – they can be visible, and sometimes, they can be hidden. We enable people to better manage the challenges they face in their lives, by working with them to recognise and build upon their strengths. And often we do this by listening to people, really listening, and working out a plan of support to help.

Forth Valley services

We support a range of individuals who are as individual as you are; David, who is out and about in town so much we have to check with him if he’s going to be in for his support; Rose, who loves to go to theatres and watch her favourite musicals; Richard, who needs support with his night time routines so he avoids staying up most of the night; Janice, who wants to reconnect with her family. Our support is delivered anytime from a few hours per week to 24-hour support.

Understanding the role

These roles will involve different aspects of supporting people, including:

  • Social Support to ensure people have a valued role in their community.
  • Medication Support to keep people safe with their prescribed medication.
  • Personal Care to assist people to maintain their wellbeing, which would include assistance with bathing, dressing, incontinence care, peg feeding, stoma care, and arranging visits with the dentist/doctor.
  • Practical Support to helping people to maintain their tenancy by encouraging and helping with daily household tasks such as general housework, laundry, ironing, cooking, shopping.

Who you are as a person is more important than your experience – so if you think you fancy a change, and have the right values to make a difference, why don’t you apply for a Support Practitioner post in one of our services across Falkirk and Stirling? Just complete the form below. The best applicants tell us what it is about themselves that make them a good fit for the role!

Additional Benefits:

  • 35 days’ holiday per year (pro rata)
  • Time and a half payment for any time worked over 37.5 hours per week
  • Carr Gomm will reimburse the SSSC fee for all new workers applying for SSSC registration
  • Anti-social hours enhancement payment of up to £1042 when undertaking waking night shifts (from 11pm to 7am)
  • Recommend a Friend Scheme (T&Cs apply)
  • Additional mileage contributions of 45p per mile
  • Fully funded SVQ qualification with support from a dedicated team
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and sick leave
  • A Defined Contribution pension scheme, with incremental employer contributions
  • Membership to Lifeworks; employee well-being and perks platform
  • Membership of a credit union
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts with leading hotels; and more!

Support Practitioner Role Profile


Apply for this Vacancy

    Personal Details

    Do you hold a full UK driving licence? Are you related to a board member or another Carr Gomm colleague? Have you worked for Carr Gomm through an agency? Do you have the Right to Work in the UK? Hours preferred?


    Are you registered with any of the following regulatory bodies? Have you ever had a sanction or ban from any regulatory body? Have you ever been considered for listing, or barred from working with, either the Vulnerable Adults AND/OR Children’s workforce(s) with Disclosure Scotland? Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme?

    Employment History & Education (This can include voluntary positions)

    If you do not have employment history, please move on to the next section
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    Tell us about any relevant qualifications relating to the role you are applying for

    Personal Statement

    In this section, demonstrate how your skills and experiences meet the requirements of the role, as outlined in the Job Description. You may also wish to tell us about your hobbies, passions, and ideas! Please note, failure to complete this section adequately will result in your application form not being shortlisted.

    How did you hear about us?

    How did you hear about this job? If other, please tell us where Have you been recommended by a Carr Gomm colleague? if yes who was it that referred you?

    Reference Details

    The first referee must, where possible, be your line manager from your current place of work (or previous employer if you are not currently in work). Your second reference should be from your previous employer. If you do not have a previous employer, please provide other relevant referees such as a former teacher/lecturer or someone who could provide a character reference. Please be aware references will not be accepted from friends or family members. We will only take up references after you have been interviewed and are offered the post. Reference One Reference Two


    Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003. Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act 1974 by virtue of Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions and Exclusions)(Scotland) Order 2003. You are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act and in the event of employment failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action. All successful applicants are subject to an appropriate Disclosure Scotland check. Do you have any criminal convictions? I declare that the answers to all questions, and information I have supplied, is correct and to the best of my knowledge