Administration & Secretarial, Fulltime, Permanent

Youth Practitioner

Harbour East


What you will be doing


  • The Youth Practitioner role is a rewarding job working in a home supporting children and young people aged 8-17 with emotional and behavioural needs. Youth practitioners will be positive role models for our young people and will have working knowledge of PACE and therapeutic approaches. You will be resilient, reflective and curious about our young people’s lives and journeys.
  • You will have the ability to professionally nurture our children and young people and be passionate and aspirational in your support and care.
  • You will work in the residential home and community helping children and young people to develop independently, including cooking and personal care skills. You will organise and join in with daily activities, liaise with our wider group of professionals in education and social care.
  • You will also help in the running of the home which can include cooking meals, cleaning, administering medication and shopping. In residential care no two days are the same!
  • You will become a member of our close and supportive team, but also develop the ability to work independently.
  • You will work closely with children and young peoples’ families and other agencies such as education and social workers, and be involved in developing care plans and thinking of creative ways to help children flourish, have fun and develop life skills.
  • This role is offered on a full time/permanent contract where you will work a shift pattern. Your shifts will include weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis as we are a 24hr service, however we welcome discussions around rota flexibility.
  • Additional allowances are payable for sleep in duties and bank holiday work.

About you

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Are caring, motivated, fun and have a lot of enthusiasm
  • Are passionate and thoughtful about the type of care you provide and the opportunities you create
  • Have the ability to form connections with children and young people and develop positive relationships
  • Can learn and use different approaches to care and follow individual care plans
  • Are curious about what a child might need and finding creative solutions to meet these needs
  • Are willing to achieve the skills and knowledge to develop your practice.
  • Want to improve the lives and opportunities of children and young people who are disabled and their families.
  • Can demonstrate resilience within your work and work effectively with your team.


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