Residential Children’s Practitioner


A fantastic opportunity to work with children in a supportive and collaborative environment

Randstad are looking for residential childcare workers to take on shifts working with an award winning service with top marks from the care inspectorate. The service supports children with social, emotional and behavioural issues. This is a challenging, but rewarding position that will allow you to witness the development and improvement of the young people on a long-term basis.

Your key responsibilities

  • Accountability for safeguarding children and young people from potential risks and harm.
  • Ensuring that children and young people are cared for in every element of their lives, including having someone to talk to, support for education, travel to school, cooking, cleaning, and learning new life skills.
  • Being understanding through meaningful, non-judgemental relationships.
  • Collaborating with your team, external agencies, family members, and specialist departments to achieve the best outcomes for our young people
  • To apply for this post you must be

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Hold an appropriate professional qualification in social work or other relevant professional business or organisational qualification
  • We are looking for someone who

  • Has a proven track record of effective leadership and management of a service and staff in residential child care, health and/or social work/social care/youth justice/education
  • Has knowledge and experience of strategic planning, service development, delivery and improvement
  • Has knowledge/experience of working with regulatory bodies and inspection processes
  • Has experience of embedding effective transformational change
  • Has experience in quality assurance/improvement frameworks to support organisational self-evaluation and continuous improvement
  • Has experience of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and values-based leadership including working with key stakeholders
  • The successful candidate will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children and participate in an individualised Induction Programme.

    Knowledge Base.

  • Residential care legislation
  • National operating frameworks of residential care and The Promise.
  • Child and adolescent development, attachment theory, trauma informed care
  • Child Protection Processes
  • Care Inspection Processes
  • Health and National Care standards, GIRFEC
  • Needs of complex vulnerable young people, ACEs, ASD
  • Budget management
  • Knowledge Base.

  • Related legislation. criminal justice/mental health, secure care
  • Positive behavioural strategies
  • Reflective supervision/staff wellbeing approaches
  • SSSC Regulatory processes
  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • Experience.

  • Operational management in a residential care setting
  • Young people with complex and behavioural difficulties
  • Assessment, Care Planning and review processes
  • Promoting the “Rights of the Child”
  • Policy development/change management
  • Collaborative/partnership work
  • Developing new/innovative service propositions
  • For more information call Gary on 0131 240 0887 or email

    Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

    Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.

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