Residential Childcare Practitioner - Children's Services
Residential Child Care Practitioners
Would you describe yourself as a self-motivated, positive and enthusiastic individual with a sound value base? Would a career where you can develop these attributes within a person-centred environment motivate you? Would you love the opportunity to make a real difference to our children and young people’s lives? Then we’re looking for someone like you!
At ACAD we pride ourselves on finding the best people to deliver high quality services to our children and young people. Our RCCP’s are provided with a comprehensive induction and training programme which enables them to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become highly effective child care professionals. While child care experience is not essential, you must be able to demonstrate your passion and commitment to supporting our young people and be willing to work towards obtaining the required child care qualifications. We will of course welcome applications from individuals with recognised child care qualifications such as HNC Social Care and SVQ3 health & social care, children and young people.
We provide a safe, warm and nurturing environment with a high standard of care and accommodation for our young people and are looking for caring and compassionate individuals who can demonstrate these attributes within a challenging yet rewarding environment. You will be adaptable, able to work under pressure and can work flexibly.
In return you can expect:
- To join a welcoming and friendly team who have a passion for achieving positive outcomes for our young people
- An inspiring environment where no two days are the same
- Superb induction and training; support in gaining recognised qualifications in residential child care
- The opportunity to progress within the agency.
- Competitive rates of pay, pension, share-save scheme, on-going personal and professional development.
If you are interested in becoming part of the ACAD family, then please apply today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Salary: £7.83 - £8.01 Dependent on experience and qualifications.
Hours: 240 hrs per month which includes sleepovers
Shift pattern: Our RCCPs work 2 days on (which includes 2 sleepovers) and 4 days off.
Due to the nature of the role, it will be necessary for all applicants to be subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check by Disclosure Scotland and achieve membership of the scheme prior to commencing work with us. We will pay for this.
Please note, a driving licence is essential due to the location of our services and the requirements of the role. Any data received in applications will be used for recruitment purposes within ACAD and our parent company only and will not be retained for longer than 6 months.