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  • Ref no: BAR00390
  • Published: 6/12/2019
  • Closes: 15/12/2019
  • Location: Barnardo's 165 Linksfield Road, , AB24 5RE
  • Salary: :£27,814 - £ 33,358 (Starting Salary dependent on experience) Sleep in allowance £62.64 per shift .
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Barnardo's Linksfield Service is an established residential children's house in Aberdeen city. The house provides alternative to family care in a small group setting for up to 5 young people aged 12 plus.

At Linksfield we aim to provide a nurturing environment, applying an attachment lead approach and offering a sense of emotional containment and safety for young people who have experienced early family and relational trauma.

Working predominantly with long term placements and in accordance with the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, we are committed to embracing the continuing care agenda and to support our young people to remain living in placement through to adulthood where possible.

The service is a 365 day service and requires flexible working as part of a shift pattern which will include sleep in duties. ( A supplement of £62.64 per sleep in shift) 

 We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Practitioner to work as part of our management team. 

A qualified practitioner (background in social work, teaching, community education or health) with post qualifying childcare experience, you will have the ability to supervise staff, and contribute to the planning and development of an innovative residential service.

In addition to the above duties, the job description and person specifications, you will be expected to be able and willing to undertake the core duties of a Residential Project Worker and support care to be delivered as part of a team, where practice reflects a therapeutic ethos of care. This involves working directly with Looked After and Accommodated young people, providing a safe and nurturing environment and contributing to their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

DDP LEVEL 1 TRAINING TO BE PROVIDED MARCH 2020 (Subject to successful completion of probationary period)

Qualifications and other information 

  • Please see the attached job description and person profile detailing the essential criteria, tasks and responsibilities for this post.
  • Informal discussion - please contact Lauren Cameron (Team Manager) on (01224) 637075.
  • The post will be subject to an enhanced check through the PVG Scheme. You will be required to join the SSSC Residential childcare.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.


Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values