Support Practitioner

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Playing a game, eating lunch together, visiting a beach. They’re everyday things. But in this job, they’re powerful tools: for building trust, creating memories and improving young lives. Because the children in our care have...

Playing a game, eating lunch together, visiting a beach. They’re everyday things. But in this job, they’re powerful tools: for building trust, creating memories and improving young lives. Because the children in our care have faced more challenges than most, and it’s our job to help them realise their potential and integrate back into their communities.

In our residential services, children live in small community houses and learn at our purpose-built school, all supported by caring professionals like you. It’s a place made with positive experiences and a clear structure – somewhere to heal in time, grow as individuals and succeed in the future.

As a Support Practitioner, you will work with Children who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health, relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.

Which makes this a job with incredible impact. You’ll play a vital role in assessing children’s needs and supporting the Lead Practitioners in implementing positive and robust care plans. As part of a close-knit team, you’ll take a ‘whole-child’ approach.

Whilst a qualification in social care and previous experience in a care  or education role would be an advantage, what is just as important is that you have an  emphatic approach with the ability to see beyond behaviour to the reasons why. We can provide the rest of the training that you need and because we need to get our children out and about you’ll  also need a driving licence.

Even though CrossReach is one of Scotland’s largest social care organisations with services across the country, we genuinely value the individual. For professionals like you, it means being part of an environment where you can contribute ideas, have your needs recognised and achieve your ambitions.

Because as you support the children’s future, we’ll look after yours, with ongoing training and support for achieving additional qualifications. You’ll also receive a competitive salary, together with generous pension, health benefits and access to a range of leisure and retail discounts. 

This post attracts a sleepover allowance of £52.48

If you have any queries regarding this role or our recruitment process, please contact the Recruitment team on recruitment.team@crossreach.org.uk

As we do our work in Christ’s name the job you have applied for requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian Ethos.  This is an Occupational Requirement under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010. 

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks. You will also be required to be registered with SSSC and it is your professional responsibility to ensure that you meet the standards and criteria for registration.

We have a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by UK Visas and Immigrations. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category

If you have any queries regarding this role or our recruitment process, please contact the Recruitment team on recruitment.team@crossreach.org.uk

Please note: We reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date.  Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.

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