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Various Locations In Midlothian, EH22 1DN
£32,112 - £35,082 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Vacancy


Midlothian’s Residential Services have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Children’s Services Practitioner to join us. In this role you will assist the Residential Manager and Senior Team to shape our service and support and develop our staff team, to improve outcomes for all of our accommodated young people.

You should be qualified to a minimum of Degree/HND/SVQ4 level in a relevant discipline i.e. Social Care, Health, or Education. You will have extensive knowledge of working with children and young people including interventions such as attachment promoting, trauma based therapy and child development. You will be registered with the SSSC and familiar with Children and Young Peoples Scotland Act 2014, Children’s Hearing System, Human Rights legislation, The Promise, United Nation Convention of the Rights of Child and Midlothian getting it right for every child.


You will be expected to provide direct line management to Day and Night Children Services Practitioners in line with Midlothian Council People Policies. In addition you will undertake daily tasks to ensure that the service operates within budget and delivers evidence based interventions.  

Experience of working within a Young Person’s Residential Setting is desirable as is specialist experience of working and supporting staff to manage children and young people at risk of harm.

Travelling is integral to this role 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 Holding Safely and 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.


CLOSING DATE - Thursday 13th October 2022

INTERVIEW DATE - week beginning Monday 24th October 2022



Job Advert

Position Title: Senior Children’s Service Practitioner                  

Directorate: Children, Young People & Partnerships                           

Location: Midlothian Residential Services                                             

Contract Status: Permanent          

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: 36 hrs shift working 3x12 hours        

Weeks per year: 52

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 £32,112.99 per annum.


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.