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Lead Practitioner




Children's Home - Irvine

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£24,500 - £27,000 per annum


40 hours per week - 12 hour shifts - 7 days over 14

Job Advert Role Description

Due to this expansion we are looking for the prominent post of Lead Practitioner to assist with the management of day to day operations within our services. Fundamental to your role will be the engagement in, and management of, each child’s plan and ensuring these plans are managed with the highest standards of care and professionalism.

 The Lead Practitioner will:

  • Work alongside the Residential Services Manager to instil our team with the vision and values and ensure the organisation continues to achieve its desired quality standards.
  • Build relationships with the children and young people and be a driving force in their journey towards achieving positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrate and evidence their competence and capacity in relation to their personal and organisational competence and capabilities within the management structure of Priory Education and Children’s Services in Scotland.
  • Ensure that staff employed within the service uphold in their practice and values the 5 Principles of the Health and Social Care Standards, My support, my life.
  • Support with the leadership and management of both employees and resources to ensure that the services aims, culture and ethos are maintained and developed.
  • Engage in activities that will promote the continuous improvement of the quality of experiences and outcomes for service users by supporting the staff who are delivering the service to be the best that they can be.
  • Required to in the absence of Senior Practitioners to manage both employees and resources to ensure high standards of service are achieved within the provision.


The successful candidate will be fully SSSC registered and hold the relevant qualifications at degree level or managerial level.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Priory Educition and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Aspire Scotland part of the Priory Group provides a unique community-based, living and learning environment in support of some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country. The Aspire team assists young people aged 8 to 18 years to be fully included within the local community and ensures they have the capacity to prosper beyond Aspire Scotland in the wider post-school world.

Currently operating 8 residential services across Ayrshire with expansion of a new service opening up in Ayr, offering further supports to children and young people from across the United Kingdom.


Division DBS info


The successful candidates will be required to apply for a PVG from Disclosure Scotland. Further information can be obtained from We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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