Project Worker 3 / Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £27,814
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 20th May 2022

  • Advertised from 4th May 2022
  • Permanent. 37 hours per week.
  • Ref: 12204


We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Senior Practitioner (Project Worker 3) to join our Pentland Way residential Service.

Working on a dayshift rota basis, you will typically work 12 hour shifts with a full-time post being 37 hours. Weekend working is included.

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over 40 years.

Our Pentland Way Service is a residential service providing support to three older young people. Using a person-centred approach, we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe. We aim to enhance their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

About you

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage.

You will work directly with the children and young people on shift, as part of the staff team on rota. In addition to this your main role will include

  • Responsibility for the day to day running of the house
  • Leading the staff on shift including rota management, leading practice and ensure staff are working to high levels of performance in the best interests of the C&YP in our care.
  • Supervise staff including Residential Project Workers and As & When staff
  • Support the Team Manager and Children's Service Manager with the ongoing development of the Service

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold or be willing to work towards recognised SSSC qualification/s relevant to this role (Residential Worker with Supervisory Responsibilities). There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Application notes

Closing Date: 20 May 2022

Interview Date: TBC

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.