Administration & Secretarial, Fulltime, Permanent

Youth Practitioner


Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a safe and nurturing environment in which children and young people can thrive and develop self-reliance in reaching their potential.
  • You will be passionate and aspirational in supporting young people through a variety of activities which will help you build a strong and resilient relationship which will be sustained.
  • Activities will include introducing children and young people to new environments, sports, arts and leisure as well as supporting them in education training and employment and promoting a clean safe and nurturing home environment in which they can develop skills for independence.
  • You will form positive relationships with our children, young people and families and together, work productively with families, partner agencies and allocated social workers to identify and achieve the best outcomes for our children.
  • You will work to mend relationships and reunify families when appropriate to do so.
  • You will be aspirational in outlook and flexible in delivery, to promote growth, learning and responsibility.
  • You will be able to work autonomously and as part of a team responding flexibly to dynamic situations. We are aspirational for our staff as well as our children.
  • You will be joining a supportive and inclusive Council who will provide nurture and invest in you to enable you to thrive in your job.
  • A comprehensive training programme is available in addition to the mandatory training, to enable your professional growth and development.


  • Ability to achieve QCF level 4 Health and social Care or equivalent.
  • Numeracy and literacy skills
  • Recording and report writing skills.
  • Experience and resilience working with children and young people
  • Ability to work flexibly across a range of settings
  • Experience of direct work with families
  • Have problem solving skills
  • Be skilled in forming and maintaining relationships with young people
  • Have problem solving skills
  • Have good communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills
  • Have an understanding of key childcare legislation
  • Have team working skills
  • Have skills in inter-agency collaboration
  • Have effective IT skills to use the recording systems
  • Be willing to undertake training
  • Be an excellent role model for children and young people
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