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Lead Practitioner – Options Dundee

  • Full time
  • £28,237
  • Dundee
  • Closing 29th October 2021

  • Advertised from 15th October 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week. £28,237 per annum (Inclusive of 9% unsocial hours allowance). This post is being offered on a permanent basis.


Take advantage of our £500 new start bonus and apply today.

**Previous Applicants need not apply**

About Options Dundee…

Are you committed to delivering best practice to support children and young people with complex needs?

Are you ready to use your experience and skill to shape practice in delivering quality services to children and young people?

Do you feel excited about the opportunity to take your first step towards a management position?

If so, this is a great opportunity for you.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for a Lead Practitioner to work within the needs of the service between the hours of 07.00am - 10.00pm Monday to Friday and there will be the requirement to work one weekend in every 6.

As someone who has built up experience working in a care at home setting, you will have the confidence to guide and direct the provision of care to the children and young people in the service. You will play a pivotal role, working in partnership with parents and families, to meet the emotional and physical needs of children and young people with complex needs.

You will play a lead role, mentoring and supporting staff and being a role model, delivering excellence in the services we provide. You will assist in assessing, planning and delivering services, taking responsibility for ensuring that assessment and interventions are prepared, monitored and evaluated.

Engaging positively with children, young people and families you will plan and implement appropriate support for the children and young people. Sensitive and accurate reporting is a key responsibility and so you will have good written communication skills and the ability to learn how to use effectively, Aberlour’s recording system: Dynamics.

This role offers the opportunity to consolidate and build on your experience combined with the ability to enhance your skills and knowledge through training, for example, in Managing People for Growth.

As part of the management team you will play an active role in ensuring that individuals and families’ needs are completed in accordance with service guidance. Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidateshere

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: noon on Friday 29th October 2021

Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 5th November

Job Descriptionclick here

Terms & Conditions for this postclick here

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