Application deadline 21st April 2021
Job location Leeds
Hours per-week 37
Salary £SO1 - £27,741.00 - £29,577.00

Children’s Residential Service is seeking to recruit a Senior Residential Practitioner on a permanent basis

We are seeking to strengthen the management team to enable Leeds to continue the positive growth in this area that has been achieved already and maintaining the underpinning ethos of Leeds being a child friendly city. Therefore we are looking to employ an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Residential Practitioner who wants to join the energetic residential care team and assist to maintain this outcome.

You will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of young people and their family’s needs. You will be able to work closely with and provide leadership to team members. You will have internal responsibilities which will include staff supervision and appraisal; training and development of the team; liaising with stakeholders and external colleagues in health and education and contributing to developing the role in a positive manner. 

The role involves helping to support a group of young people who may have behavioural and emotional difficulties at times which is both challenging and very rewarding. As a last resort you must be also able to physically hold and support young people when challenging situations are presented. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.

There is a requirement to hold a minimum qualification for this post; GCSE level or equivalent and Level 3 Diploma in Residential Child Care or equivalent.  The post also requires the successful candidate to undertake QCF, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People Services which you will be supported to complete.

You will need a flexible approach to work as a rota shift system is in operation to meet the changing needs of the young people and you will also need to be confident in IT systems. The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate adaptable skills to work across the residential estate should the need be required.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a rapidly developing child focused service for young people within Leeds City Council.

For an informal discussion or any questions please contact Rachel Roberts on 0113 2576104 or via email on


  • Excellent support network.
  • Commitment to development/training.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Strong leadership and guidance.
  • Joining a great and committed staff team

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