Practice Lead (Schools), Caithness - HGH08551 - HGH08551

The Highland Council

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  • Reference: HGH08551

Job Description

Post Title: Practice Lead (Schools)
Location: Caithness
Hours: 35 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Salary: £39,858.00 - £43,589.00 p.a.

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Contact Person: Angela Echavarren, Tel: 01955 608123

Job Purpose: Family Teams deliver universal and additional health, social care and child protection services for children in the context of the Highland Practice Model. Teams are multi-disciplinary with an ethos of collaborative practice – within the team and with children, young people, parents and carers. The teams work in communities with partner services within associated school groups and across the Highland area.

Practice Leads (for early years, for school years and for care & protection services) work together within the team to provide an integrated service to children & families. Practice Leads collaborate to manage the work flow of the team, providing leadership and supervision to distinct but complementary areas of professional activity.

On behalf of the team and the wider service, the Practice Lead (School Years) ensures the provision of universal and early intervention services for school aged children and their families. 

Please APPLY ONLINE. If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support, T: 01955 608279 (24 hour voicemail) quoting post the reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by e-mail, unless otherwise stated. Please check your e-mails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


The candidate will be a qualified social work, health or education professional and
be compliant with relevant registration requirements.

Holding a post qualifying award (or working towards achieving) in child protection
studies or equivalent

Knowledge of current legislation, policy and practice in children’s services

Knowledge of research and emerging contemporary practice

Be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work
locations within Highland to meet the operational requirements of the service

Applications must be made online at

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