Support Practitioner (Relief)

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Are you patient, kind, compassionate, creative and motivated? 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...

Are you patient, kind, compassionate, creative and motivated?

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. 

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

Which makes this a job with incredible impact. You’ll play a vital role in assessing children’s needs and supporting the Lead Practitioner in implementing positive and robust care plans. As part of a close-knit team, you’ll take a ‘whole-child’ approach – focusing on everything from completing everyday tasks to improving relationships.

Ideally, you’ll have an HNC Social Care and SVQ Level 3 qualification, plus some experience in a care or education role. However, if you’ve got an emphatic approach with the ability to see beyond behaviour to the reasons why, we’ll provide full training for the role. You’ll also need a driving licence. 

As a relief member of staff, you will have the flexibility to work as and when you want, with as few or as many shifts as you are able. This is a great way to achieve a work life balance, fitting work in around your other commitments. 

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

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 you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. 

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

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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