Residential Childcare Worker

May 28, 2024

Job Description

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Make a difference and become a

Residential Childcare Support Worker!

No Experience Necessary. We provide all training

About us

Applied Care and Development is a well-established private sector residential childcare provider delivering quality services for children and young people since 2001. ACAD is part of the CareTech Family. Established in 1993, CareTech is a leading nationwide social care provider delivering a package of high quality, individually tailored care and support solutions to children, young people, and adults across the UK. ACAD currently has eight residential childcare services based across Scotland and an independent school located in Dumfries. Of these services, four are based in Dumfries and Galloway, two are in Highland and two are based in Fife.

We are seeking compassionate and empowering Residential Child Care Support Workers to provide care and support for children and young people who are unable to live with their families. Often, our children and young people have been subject to adverse childhood experiences and trauma. We are seeking people who have a good understanding of the difficulties and challenges that children may face and have the confidence and ability to support them to recover, grow and flourish.

We provide children with a safe and nurturing environment within our services, and need caring and compassionate individuals who can demonstrate these attributes within a challenging yet rewarding environment.

If you believe you have the skills, values and desire to help support our young people to achieve their full potential, then we want to hear from you.

About the service:

Springfield home are in close proximity to Cupar, Fife and is large detached 5-bedroom house situated in large grounds in a rural location. The service provides five mediums to long-term placements for young people. The service offers placements for children and young people who have social, emotional and behavioural needs and who may have experienced trauma. Our staff will be appropriately qualified and registered in accordance with SSSC regulations, or working towards this. A regular programme of training, supervision and appraisal will be maintained. The service operates a rota system and staff are on site at all times. ACAD also operates an on-call service, which allows the service to contact on-call for support if assistance is required. All staff work a two on and four off shift patterns

You will ideally possess:

  • A sound understanding of the developmental needs and milestones for children and young people
  • Ability to communicate, engage and form positive relationships with children and young people, parents, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to produce clear and concise written reports and records to a good standard
  • A valid manual driving licence.


  • To support you in this role, we provide a range of specialist training programmes and invest in your professional development.
  • We provide a comprehensive induction programme and support people to achieve professional qualifications where required.
  • This can be an HNC in Social Care, SVQ level 3 in Care or an equivalent qualification. We provide a competitive salary, including a sleepover allowance, and offer a full-time permanent contract.
  • Our employees have access to an employee assistance programme and pension scheme.

Due to the nature of the role, it will be necessary for all Residential Childcare Workers to be subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check by Disclosure Scotland and achieve membership of the scheme prior to commencing work with us. CareTech will cover the cost of this check. You will also be required to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).