Meet the team
Elaine Hamilton, Service Manager
With 14 years’ experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families, parents, carers and other agencies to ensure a consistently high level of care.
Elaine has a master’s in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and is currently undertaking the Masters in Advanced Residential Childcare at the University of Strathclyde. Alongside qualifications in Health and Social Care, Elaine has a PDA in Management and Leadership with 8 years managerial experience within the Residential Childcare Sector. Elaine has a passion for social pedagogy and currently sits on the board of Trustees for SPPA (Social Pedagogy Professional Association)
With experience in counselling, social work field work services and educational psychological services, Elaine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the wider influences and services around to support the children and young people within Nether Johnstone house. Author of ‘Life story approaches and relationships within residential child care: A practice reflection’, Elaine’s philosophy of care and support is embedded within a social pedagogical approach ensuring that the child/young person is central to all aspects of their care and development. Elaine offers a holistic, relational, experiential approach to her leadership and management of the team. Focused on growth, development and a strengths-based approach, Elaine embraces the values and ethos of Nether Johnstone House in a way that encourages participation and leadership across the team, children and young people.