Senior Practitioner (Residential-childcare/Throughcare Aftercare)

31000.00 - 37000.00 GBP Annual + Shift enhancements and sleepovers
02 Apr 2024
30 Apr 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Practitioner (residential childcare/throughcare aftercare) Edinburgh based

21 Health & Social Care Limited are recruiting exclusively for a long established and highly regarded provider, who are looking to add a Senior Residential Childcare Practitioner to their well-established Team! The post will be working with Young People aged 15-21 in a Throughcare Aftercare residential setting and will involve support and supervision of a small group of staff, while supporting the Team Leader and being responsible for the running of the House in their absence.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: participation in the provision of a nurturing environment within the House conducive with The Promise to care experienced Young People, working from a relationship-based and rights-focused approach; in collaboration with professional colleagues, to design, implement and review care plans and assessments, working from a strengths based perspective and seeking participation from the young people involved; monthly audits and quality assurance in line with Care Inspectorate guidance; to support and deliver direct work with children, young people and families; structured support and supervision of Residential/Night/Temp staff as agreed with Team Leader, taking place every 4-6 weeks.

Experience and Qualifications

It is desirable for those applying to have a SVQ4 in Care Services Leadership & Management. Ideally applicants will have experience in support & supervision of staff and care management within a residential childcare setting. All applicants of a SVQ3 in Social Services and Healthcare and HNC in Social Services (or equivalent), with significant experience working in residential childcare settings and a sound knowledge of the Children s Hearing System and legal processes. Applicants should have a sound understanding of The Promise, GIRFEC, UNCRC, and Continuous Care . Working from a strengths-based trauma-informed perspective with skills in relationship-based practice and de-escalation are required for this role.

Pay Scale

The pay range is 31-37k per year plus enhancements (sleepovers are required for this role).

To Apply

To apply, follow the Apply Now link at the bottom of this job advert and send an up-to-date CV. For more information and a confidential discussion, please contact Eoin Hurley or Sean Carruthers at 21 HSC.

Suitable applicants will be contacted by one the 21 team to arrange an informal face to face or Teams interview in the first instance. Applicants will be subject to a robust vetting process which will include updating a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check, referencing and SSSC registration check/endorsement.


21 Health and Social Care is a consultancy firm offering a range of employment positions within Social Work, Voluntary, Health & Social Care sectors across Scotland. With over 20 years experience working with the Scottish Market we have some of the best opportunities, furnished by unparalleled ongoing support and guidance throughout your journey with us. 21 HSC is run by Qualified Social Workers and Social Care professionals with experience in Residential Childcare management. We are a registered employer with the SSSC.

21 HSC limited is an equal opportunities employer.

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