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Residential Manager – Danderhall (EH16)

We are currently looking for an experienced Residential Manager, with a passion for making a difference to young people’s lives, in one of our established residential houses in Danderhall. In this role you will assume overall responsibility for all aspects of the house supported by the Assistant Manager and Senior Practitioner/s. Reporting to the Service Manager, you will ensure a high standard of practice in line with internal and external expectations, standards and legislation. You will ensure the effective and efficient running of the service, including ensuring staff engagement, development and performance in their contribution to delivery of this service. The successful candidate will have had managerial experience in a promoted role supporting children and young people in a residential environment. You will ideally possess or be working towards a Diploma in Social work or equivalent, SVQ Level 4 in Care plus any management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above. You will be required to lead and manage a team of care workers, develop and support family and community relationships, and work collaboratively with all professional agencies. The successful candidate will be required to register and maintain an appropriate registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.

Salary: £33,910.00 to £37,102.00 /year

Job description and person specification Scotland DOC (161KB)

Closing date for applications 18th February 2018

Residential Child Care Workers (shifts, early, back and weekend. Bank work also available).
Scotland Locations: Dunoon (PA23), Tranent, Edinburgh (EH35),Balfron (G63), Newmilns (KA16), Danderhall (EH16) and Kirkintilloch (G66), North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire KA6, KA3 – Kilmarnock and surrounding area, KA13 and surrounding area, KA9 and surrounding area
England Locations: Stillington (TS21)

We are particularly seeking candidates who are available to cover nightshifts.

Salary Scale:

Scotland £17,500 -£22,500. (bank £7.63ph Plus £0.82ph holiday pay)
England £22,000 Day £23500 Night.

Job description and person specification Scotland DOC (106KB)

Job description and person specification England DOC (90KB)

Closing date: Ongoing

We are currently recruiting for a number of Residential Child Care Workers for our services which include the exciting opportunity of new houses.

Applicants should be committed individuals with the ability to provide an inclusive, inspiring, living environment for our young people. The position will involve working with small groups of young people aged 8-18, experiencing a variety of complex needs/parenting experiences. Candidates must have the experience or transferable skills for this role as well as an understanding of working with complex needs. Ideally candidates would have experience of Residential Care and/or Social Work although if you do not necessarily have the experience for the role, however, have the passion for working with our young people and feel you have transferable skills and qualities to do so, we would like to hear from you.

Relevant qualifications are not essential to start, however there is a requirement set by the SSSC to gain the relevant qualification/s within 3 years.

If you have applied previously and were unsuccessful, we would like to hear from you again if you feel you have gained new skills or experience.


Relevant qualifications are not essential to start, however you will be required to work towards QCF Level 3 when in post. If you have applied previously and were unsuccessful, we would like to hear from you again if you feel you have gained new skills or experience.

(Also see Corporate and Ancillary section for Cook/Housekeeper vacancy within our residential houses).

Recruitment paperwork and policies:

Application Form Scotland | Guidance Notes Scotland | Application Form England | Guidance Notes England | Equal Opportunities Policy | Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy Scotland Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy England Protection of Children and Young People Policy | DBS Policy | Vision and aims | Evidence of Proof to work in the UK

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