Lead Practitioner

Salary: From £27,399.00 to £29,037.00

Sleepover rate is £51.35 per night

Hours per week: 40.00

Job Status: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Type: Full Time

Responsible To: Team Leader

Location: Finniescroft Farm
Chestnut Walk Lennoxtown East Dunbartonshire G66 7NP

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Playing a game, eating lunch together, visiting a beach. They’re everyday things. But in this job, they’re powerful tools: for building trust, creating memories, and improving young lives. Because the children in our care have faced more challenges than most, and it’s our job to help them realise their potential and integrate back into their communities.


Here, at CrossReach’s residential service, children live in small community houses and learn at a new purpose-built school, all supported by caring professionals like you. It’s a place made with positive experiences and clear structure in mind – somewhere to heal in time, grow as individuals and succeed in the future.

Which makes this a role with incredible impact. You’ll act as a mentor for individual children, taking on key-worker responsibilities, assessing needs, and developing achievable care plans. With the help of the team around you, you’ll take a ‘whole-child’ approach – supporting them in everyday tasks, to gain positive experiences and improve relationships.

As such, this is a role for an experienced care professional with an HNC Social Care and SVQ Level 3 qualification, plus – ideally – counselling skills and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy [DDP] Level 1. You’ll also need a driving licence.

Even though CrossReach is one of Scotland’s largest social care organisations with services across the country, we genuinely value the individual. For the children here, that means being treated with respect, whatever the circumstances. For professionals like you, it means being part of an environment where you can contribute ideas, have your needs recognised and achieve your ambitions.

Because as you support the children’s future, we’ll look after yours, with ongoing training and support for achieving additional qualifications. You’ll also receive a competitive salary, together with generous pension, health benefits, paid holiday and access to a range of leisure and retail discounts.

To find out more or for a full Job Description please email recruitment.team@crossreach.org.uk

Closing date: 24th July 2022.


As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it.

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and SSSC registered, so you must be willing to undertake the necessary vetting checks.

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