Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we’re looking for.
Location: Various Residential Children’s Homes across Aberdeen City
Duration: Permanent, Full Time
These posts represent an opportunity for practitioners who both have and seek to develop their interpersonal and relational skills in support of children and young people who have been impacted on by trauma. We have vacancies across our 3 children’s homes.
These posts also attract enhanced payments to reflect the shift work required.
The post holder for Residential Practitioner 2 needs to hold as a minimum:
The post holder for Residential Practitioner 1 needs to hold as a minimum:
The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
Sound and current knowledge of theory and practice relevant to children and families
Ability to work effectively within a team and with a wide range of professionals to improve outcomes for children and young people
Ability to assess and manage risk
The ability to assess and communicate effectively with children and young people
Interviewing and investigation skills
Ability to support others to develop independent living skills including budgeting, wellbeing and education/learning and employability
Ability to manage constant and often conflicting demands
Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for own practice, seeking advice and support as necessary
Ability to accurately record and maintain records on our electronic systems
Ability to manage priorities, time and meet deadlines
Ability to develop, monitor and evaluate agreed outcomes
Advocate on behalf of children and young people by ensuring that their views are taken into account and that their rights are promoted and protected
Attention to detail; specifically the administration of service users’ medication, financial responsibilities and recording
Please see Job Profile for further details
Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.
We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact [email protected].
We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: [email protected]. We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:
Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs
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