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Lead Practitioner (Stirling)

  • Full time
  • £24,684 – £26,220
  • Stirling
  • Closing 27th January 2019

  • Advertised from 14th January 2019
  • 40 hours per week (including sleepover duties)


At The Old Lodge in Boquhan, Stirling, we offer residential care for children looked after away from home, who require additional support to cope with the challenges they face.

Part of CrossReach Children’s Services, our Community Team in partnership with local agencies, supports young people to be a part of community life. By adopting a child-centred approach our team works with the ‘whole-child’, focusing on improving relationships and enhancing personal development.

As a mentor for children in residential care you will undertake key-worker responsibilities for individual children. This will involve assessing needs, creating and maintaining Care Plans and identifying strategies for positive outcomes.

We are looking for an HNC Social Care and SVQ Level 3 qualification and experience in a care/education role. You will also need a full driving licence or a commitment to achieving this within an agreed time scale. Counselling skills and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy [DDP] Level 1 or equivalent would be an advantage.

In return we offer an excellent benefits package that includes an employer contributory pension and generous holiday allowance. What’s more we’ll make sure you have all the training and development you need, not only so you can do a great job, but to help you build your career with us too.

You will also be part of one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social work organisations. At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you.

As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. You do not need to share our faith. This post is subject to SSSC registration and PVG membership.

Application notes

For more information and to apply please visit or call 01786 870486

Closing date: 27th January 2019.

CrossReach is the operating name for The Church of Scotland Social Care Council.