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Lead Practitioner




Troup House School, Gamrie, Banff, Aberdeenshire, AB45 3JN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£12.56 - £13.58 per hour


37.5 hours per week - 15.00pm - 22.30pm, 07.30am - 22.30pm

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed people in the sector.

We currently have an opportunity for an energetic and committed Lead Practitioner to contribute to the effective delivery of care and individual programmes. We provide care 24/7 and Residential Support Workers are an integral part of our provision supporting our day and night rotas.

As professional Childcare workers you will ensure that your practice complies with policy and procedure and are in line with regulatory, statutory and compliance requirements and meet quality standards.

You will also be required to hold a current UK driving licence and undergo certified training and refresher courses in a range of areas including Safeguarding, Physical Intervention, Behavioural Management, First Aid, Fire Prevention and Health & Safety at work and other specialist training related to the location as well as the relevant CPD.

You are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) if your application is successful.


The minimum qualification for the post of Lead Practitioner is an SVQ and HNC (or have suitable SCQF points) or to have demonstrated the capacity to complete these qualifications within an agreed timeframe.

About us:

Troup House School is a specialist School Care Accommodation service, offering residential care, support and education to children and young people, with additional support needs including autism and emotional and behavioural difficulties aged 8 to 18yrs.

As the development of our service continues into 2021/2022 so do the opportunities for you to contribute to the care experiences of Looked After Children in Scotland within a School Care Accommodation service.

Troup House School is part of Aspris Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for Vulnerable people across the UK. With over a hundred high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

“Make a Difference to Young People”

The role will require the  Lead Practitioner to:

  • Demonstrate and evidence their competence and capacity in relation to their personal and organisational competence and capabilities within the management structure of Aspris 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.
  • In the absence of Senior Practitioners to manage both employees and resources to ensure high standards of service are achieved within the provision.

A Lead Practitioner will comply with and support the staff team to be compliant in the following areas:

  • Statutory /legislative requirements; Operational policies and procedures; site specific protocols; strategic improvement priorities; local arrangements
  • Lead Practitioner is required to support the Senior Practitioner in addressing the compliance functions within the service
  • Lead Practitioner is required to support the Senior Practitioner in addressing the quality functions within the service

Aspris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


Aspris Education & Children's Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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