Lead Practitioner - Balfron

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Lead Practitioner - Balfron. Full time post, 40 hours per week (includes shifts and sleep-overs), £24,440-£25,960.

Changing lives takes a little time and space

Part of CrossReach Children’s Services, our Community Team in partnership with local agencies, supports young people to be a part of community life. By adopting a child-centred approach our team works with the ‘whole-child’, focusing on improving relationships and enhancing personal development. Our Services are located on Ballikinrain Campus in Balfron and in community houses in Stirlingshireand Ayrshire. We are also making plans to extend our community houses in areas close to our new education resource in Erskine.

As a mentor for children in residential care you will undertake key-worker responsibilities for individual children. This will involve assessing needs, creating and maintaining Care Plans and identifying strategies for positive outcomes.

We are looking for an HNC Social Care and SVQ Level 3 qualification and experience in a care/education role. You will also need a full driving licence. Counselling skills and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy [DDP] Level 1 or equivalent would be an advantage. In return, we’ll make sure you have all the training and development you need, not only so you can do a great job, but to help you build your career with us too.

There’s also an excellent benefits package that includes an employer contributory pension and generous holiday allowance.

You will also be part of one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social work organisations. At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you.

As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. You do not need to share our faith. These posts are subject to PVG Membership.

For more information and to apply please call 01360 440244 or visit www.crossreach.org.uk/all-vacancies

CrossReach is the operating name for The Church of Scotland Social Care Council.

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