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Midlothian Children's Services, 7 Eskdaill Court, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 1AG
£27,744 - £30,292 per year
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Midlothian’s Residential Services are looking for an enthusiastic; positive and person-focussed Children Services Practitioner to join us as part of our casual Locum Team. As a Locum worker you will be expected to cover shifts for staff absence in both of our houses at Woodburn Court and Ladybrae House. In addition we are recruiting locum workers to join us to deliver our new outreach service based at Ladybrae House.

Experience of working within a Young Person’s Residential Setting is desirable as is specialist experience of working with children and young people in crisis or at risk; this may include children at risk of harm, looked after children, children affected by disability, care experienced young people and young people who offend.

As a residential outreach worker you will predominately be working with vulnerable young people who are on the periphery of care. You will assist in delivering a range of supports and interventions by carrying out targeted work with our young people and their families. Lady Brae’s Outreach Service works with young people between the ages of 10-16 (and up to the age of 21 for those with specific needs) who may continue to need our support into adulthood.

The post holder will be working with some of most vulnerable young people in the locality who may have experience significant childhood trauma. As a result the main focus of the role will surround the building of trusting and positive relationships through the delivery of relational based activities and experiences.   It is essential that you have a HNC in social care and SVQ Level 3 (children and young people), or equivalent, with a relevant discipline. You will have experience of working with children and families including interventions such as attachment promoting, trauma based therapy and child development. You will be familiar with the Promise, SSSC Code of Practice, Human Rights legislation, United Nation Convention of the Rights of Child and getting it right for every child.

Travelling is integral to these roles and you will be required to travel across Midlothian either using public transport, or the house lease vehicle.

The jobholder will undertake training specified within the Services training & staff development plan in relation to the administration of medication.

If you are a team player, committed to delivering excellence and improving outcomes for children and young people in Midlothian, then we want to hear from you.

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £27,744.40 per annum.


CLOSING DATE - Saturday 22nd October 2022

INTERVIEW DATE - w/b 31st October 2022



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Position Title: Locum Children’s Service Practitioner               

Position Number:

Directorate: Children, Young People & Partnerships                           

Location: Residential Services                                         

Contract Status: Casual

Hours of Work: Casual

Working Pattern: Flexible

Weeks per year: 52


The minimum pay for this position is £14.77 per hour.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.