Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time 37 hours.
Closing Date: 8 May 2020
Senior Practitioner (Fostering)
Do you have the values we need? Do you want to be part of a Service that helps young people feel valued and important? … helps them grow and feel stronger? … inspire and help them feel safe?
How we work
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year our services change the lives of 390,000 children, young people and families.
CAPS Fostering Service is a specialist fostering service that offers attachment- based therapeutic care to children and young people who cannot be looked after at home. We offer the highest standard of care providing carers with excellent training, supervision and support to achieve the best outcomes for the young people we look after. We have excellent Fostering Inspections and provide good quality of care to young people, always ensuring we listen to our young people every step of the way.
Our Service is growing, and as a Senior Practitioner you will be working in our (Fostering Scotland) team based in our Glasgow office.
How you will make a difference
By bringing you: your experience values and enthusiasm, and being part of a team (social workers, children's workers and therapists) to support fostering families to provide stable and loving experiences for young people. You will work with others to inspire, support and keep children and young people safe, to create memories and support connections with young people's families, their brothers and sisters; and you will feel confident and skilled in your role.
You will promote the highest standards of care and wellbeing for our young people and guide and deliver training to foster carers and team members with opportunity to really get to know young people and support them on their journey. By thinking therapeutically and creatively (with and for) young people and ensuring best practice, you will make a real and lasting difference. You will be part of a team that values relational- based practice where this is the heart of all that we do!
What you'll need
How we reward you
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity. If you want to be part of a dynamic progressive Service that places the young person at the centre of our success- please indicate your interest/ and make an application!
Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.
If you meet all the criteria and would like to proceed with your application, you will be redirected to an application form on our website which should only take around 20 minutes to complete. Please have your CV handy to upload. As this job involves working around young people there are some specific questions we need to ask you as part of your application process. Thanks for taking the time to apply and we wish you the best of luck! For more information about this role, please contact Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk or call her on 07920 428 847.
Full details and application documents here
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