Residential Child Care Practitioners, Butterstone

Full-time / Permanent
Up to £29,713
40 hours per week, shifts, and may include sleepovers

Butterstone, Dunkeld
Access to a well-developed comprehensive training programme, including Dyadic Developmental Practice.
Generous annual leave entitlement.
Free confidential employee assistance programme.
Access to group pension scheme.

Application deadline: 29/10/2021

Overview

Moore House Group is a dynamic organisation offering a range of services to support the individual needs of children and young people as they move through their life journeys.

Our approach is firmly based on building positive, nurturing relationships using the principles of Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy (PACE) and Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP).

We are looking for positive, compassionate and caring Practitioners to join our residential teams at our Culbrae service in Dunkeld, set in beautiful, idyllic grounds.  We support children and young people who may have autism, sensory impairments and learning disabilities.  With a “can-do” attitude, strongly motivated, caring, compassionate with a calm  and nurturing demeanour, our Practitioners support daily living tasks, activities and hobbies, medication, and may include elements of  personal care for the young people. 

The role of Practitioner can be very emotionally and physically challenging at times so it is essential you are resilient and possess the emotional intelligence to handle challenging situations.  You need to be adaptable, have a positive mind-set with a desire to improve the lives of those you care for using a consistent, person-centred approach.  You should be empathetic to individual needs and communication difficulties, and must be able to stay calm and responsive in potentially stressful situations.
Experience of working with children and young people who have complex support needs,  autism or complex learning needs would be desirable.  Suitable candidates will have appropriate qualifications  for this position, including HNC and relevant SVQ3 (SCQF7).  You will be required to register with Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of starting in post.

Full job description, person specification and application form are available via the links below…

Applications should be completed online using the Apply Now button below. If you have any issues, please contact us on recruitment@moorehouse.org.uk and we will be happy to help you.

If further information is required, please call 01506 652312

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