Residential Child Care Workers Urgently required. If you have applied previously and were unsuccessful, we would like to hear from you again if you feel you have gained new skills or experience.

Closing Date

Assistant Residential Manager [Scotland]

Shifts: 40 hrs per week

Locations: Dunoon (PA23)

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Salary Scale £30500 - £33000 per annum

Spark of Genius operates small therapeutic residential homes throughout Scotland for young people who need a variety of supports.  We also educate young people who cannot sustain a mainstream educational placement.  In this we employ a 24 hour approach to the curriculum, providing continual support and guidance for our young people.

We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Manager with a passion for making a difference to young people’s lives within our Residential House in Balfron/Killearn.

This role will work closely with the Residential Manager and Service Manager, also supported by the Senior Practitioner, to ensure the effective and efficient running of the house and the staff team.  You will also have an element of on call responsibility.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 2 years experience as a Senior Practitioner or a minimum of 3/ 4 yrs experience in a supervisory role and experience in a related field as well as an SVQ 3 and/or SVQ 4/SQF 9 in Children and young people and HNC in Social Care/Academic equivalent. Ideally you will also be working towards SVQ 4 or SQF Level 9 Children and Young People, and /or a practice qualification in the Management Category or equivalent that meets SSSC requirement with no more than 6 months to complete.

As a requirement of this role, you will be required to register and maintain an appropriate registration with the Scottish Social Services Council. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people we look after, therefore the successful candidate will be subject to 3 reference checks and a PVG Scheme Record check. 

Please note - as an organisation we do not accept CV's.