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Youth Support Practitioner

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Stowmarket Children's Home
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
04 March 2019 01:00 PM
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This is a great opportunity to work daily on a 1:1 basis in our Children's Home with some of our most vulnerable children and teenagers supporting them in achieving their best possible outcomes. You will be working a shift pattern, 8 hour shifts (earlies and lates) including bank holidays with every other weekend off.

The overall aim of the home is to provide a safe, nurturing, caring and homely environment for each child, where issues and concerns affecting their past, present and future can be positively addressed and supported. The ethos of the home is one which promotes the development of meaningful relationships between staff and children based on our core values of mutual respect and good parenting, respectful to the values of privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights and fulfilment. 

In this role where no two shifts are the same, you will actively promote and participate in the provision of high standards of care and safety for all young people. You will need to work in partnership with families and other agencies to achieve the aims of the young people’s individual care plans and will be able to encourage and support our young people to make positive changes and fulfil their potential. 

In a role which is extremely challenging, yet truly fulfilling, we are looking for individuals who have the ability to self-reflect, be creative and ideally be in possession of the Diploma Level 3 Children and Young People Workforce, however training will be given. You will need to have:

  • experience of working with children or young adults
  • good communication skills and a strong team ethos
  • a commitment to training and development.

You will be required to travel frequently in rural areas, so you must hold a valid driving licence and be willing to drive.

Please see the summary information document for further details on this role.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Tony Gill (01473) 260005.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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