Social Care Practitioner

Social Care Practitioner

You will join us as a Social Care Practitioner to support adults with visual impairment and learning disabilities and/or complex needs, who also have a wide range of care needs, in furthering their independence and social inclusion in the community.

Social Care Practitioner Responsibilities:

- Support the customer to maximise their abilities and opportunities, considering the nature, impact, and consequences of their sight loss and learning disability/complex needs.
- Safely support the customer with moving and assisting tasks using equipment such as hoists and wheelchairs as an integral part of the post.
- Safely administer medication and emergency medication as and when required in accordance with RNIB policy and procedures and individual guidelines provided.
- Support individuals to meet their personally identified outcomes. These outcomes will include skills development such as physical activities, shopping, budgeting and limited domestic duties, e.g., laundry, making light snacks, meals, and hot/cold drinks etc.
- Ensure the development of good links with the local community and its resources, with a view to customers being able to participate in community life. This includes providing support within a building base and Outreach service and accessing public transportation and community facilities where possible.

Social Care Practitioner Requirements:

- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of how to support the physical, social and emotional needs, of adults with visual impairment, learning disability and/or complex needs.
- Ability to undertake a range of activities which support customers with personal care, moving and handling, medication and meal support, as required in a safe and responsible manner.
- Demonstrate an awareness of issues affecting vulnerable adults.
- Must be aged 21 or over and a driver. If you hold a driving licence you can use a car you have access to. If using your own car, a full clean driving licence with Business Insurance will be required.


- Experience of identifying and interpreting risk, and of writing, and applying risk assessments.
- Previous experience in a care setting.
- Ability to travel throughout the area/region in a timely fashion to fulfil customer and service requirements.
- Organisational skills
- Ability to organise time effectively, create work schedules, prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
- Ability to keep up to date and comply with RNIB policies and procedures.

About RNIB Royal National Institute of Blind People:

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.

RNIB is committed to being led by our customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways we do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of our work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff.

Please be aware that blind and partially sighted volunteers may be involved in the recruitment and selection process for this vacancy; including reviewing job applications and CV’s, shortlisting and interviews and selection tests.

RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.

Location: Kirkcaldy and Crosshill, Fife

Job type: Full Time flexible, Permanent

Salary: £17,001 per annum

You may have experience of the following: Specialist Support Worker, Support Worker, Social Care Practitioner, Social Worker, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Care Worker, Care Staff, Complex Needs, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.

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