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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £31,339
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th November 2022

  • Advertised from 16th November 2022
  • 37 hours per week


This is an opportunity to come and join our team as a Senior Practitioner, primarily based at Cauvin House. Cauvin House is a small, residential space that can support three mums and babies at any one time, providing a safe and nurturing house to help support them grow and develop as individuals and as a parent to enable a supportive return to independent life in the community.

Our team work closely with mums and their babies to provide the advice and guidance they may need to build their attachment and bond with their child, to support their own individual health, wellbeing and independent living skills and ensuring that their babies own growth and developmental needs are being met. We work together with families, social work, health and other colleagues to ensure the strengths and voice of the young person are at the heart of all we do while the safety and welfare of the child is always maintained. We work closely with colleagues across the Trust to ensure we are taking a family and community-based approach to work and to create positive onward transitions for mothers and babies.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise. We are looking for skilled individuals who are passionate about working with young people, their babies and families to building strong and loving relationships with them and is able to support and supervise others to create a culture of nurture and care. Someone who understands child development, trauma-informed practice and is skilled in planning and delivering robust assessment and interventions with parents. Someone who is positive and thoughtful, and rights focused.

The residential role involves a shift pattern over a four-week rota, that requires weekend working, lone working and sleep-ins. As part of the Dean and Cauvin team, you will also cover shifts at our Portland Street house when required.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

Application notes

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The minimum educational requirements for this post is SCQF Level 7.

To apply please visit our website and download the application form and Equal Opportunity form.

Completed forms should be sent to by 9:00am Tuesday 29th November.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact the Administration Team at