Senior Residential Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,814 – £33,358
  • Linksfield Residential Work, Aberdeen
  • Closing 10th May 2021


  • Advertised from 26th April 2021
  • Hours:37.Contract type:Permanent

Role

Barnardo's Linksfield Service is an established residential children's house in Aberdeen city. The house provides alternative to family care in a small group setting for up to 5 young people aged 12 plus.

At Linksfield we aim to provide a nurturing environment, applying an attachment lead approach and offering a sense of emotional containment and safety for young people who have experienced early family and relational trauma.

Working predominantly with long term placements and in accordance with the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, we are committed to embracing the continuing care agenda and to support our young people to remain living in placement through to adulthood where possible.

We are recruiting a Senior Residential Project Worker to join our team , this is a 365 day service and requires flexible working as part of a shift pattern which will include sleep in duties.

Job Purpose

In addition to the job description and person specifications requirements, we are looking for a highly motivated and flexible person to join our team, working directly with Looked After and Accommodated young people.

Care will be delivered as part of a team, where practice reflects a therapeutic ethos of care.

You will fulfil a Senior Practitioner role, involving a diverse and enriching range of duties, including: supporting a team of Residential Project Workers to undertake direct work with children and families; care planning and inter-agency work.

Your key role will be in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the young people and to contribute to their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Qualifications and other information

Barnardo's Linksfield Service is an established residential children's house in Aberdeen city. The house provides alternative to family care in a small group setting for up to 5 young people aged 12 plus.

At Linksfield we aim to provide a nurturing environment, applying an attachment lead approach and offering a sense of emotional containment and safety for young people who have experienced early family and relational trauma.

Working predominantly with long term placements and in accordance with the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, we are committed to embracing the continuing care agenda and to support our young people to remain living in placement through to adulthood where possible.

We are recruiting a Senior Residential Project Worker to join our team , this is a 365 day service and requires flexible working as part of a shift pattern which will include sleep in duties.

Job Purpose

In addition to the job description and person specifications requirements, we are looking for a highly motivated and flexible person to join our team, working directly with Looked After and Accommodated young people.

Care will be delivered as part of a team, where practice reflects a therapeutic ethos of care.

You will fulfil a Senior Practitioner role, involving a diverse and enriching range of duties, including: supporting a team of Residential Project Workers to undertake direct work with children and families; care planning and inter-agency work.

Your key role will be in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the young people and to contribute to their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Qualifications and other information

  • Please see the job description and person on our website profile detailing the essential criteria, tasks and responsibilities for this post.
  • Informal discussion - please contact Loraine.cran@barnardos.org.uk Children's Services Manager by email or on 07590 623686..
  • The post will be subject to an enhanced check through the PVG Scheme you will be required to register with the SSSC under residential childcare.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Closing Date: 10 May 2021

Interview Date: 14 May 2021