Practice Lead (Care & Protection), Alness (2 vacancies)

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Job Description Post Title: Practice Lead (Care & Protection) (2 vacancies) Location : Alness Hours : 35 hours per week Duration : Permanent Aalary : £43,552 - £47,629 p.a Salary placing will normally be at...

Job Description

Post Title: Practice Lead (Care & Protection) (2 vacancies)
: Alness
Hours: 35 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Aalary: £43,552 - £47,629 p.a

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

Contact Person: Angela Echavarren Tel: 07788 387581

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 (Care & Protection) ensures the provision and coordination of services to children and young people at risk of significant harm, who may be in need of compulsory measures, who are looked after, or who have other complex care needs.

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 the post reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.

The Highland Council understands that diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, and being fair and inclusive. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve and particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be under-represented in our workforce.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria requirements for the post.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


  • Qualification as a Social Worker and compliance with current registration requirements.
  • Accredited post qualifying award in child protection studies or equivalent.
  • Means to travel efficiently and effectively between various locations within Highland to meet the operation requirements of the service.