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Youth Support Practitioner

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Stowmarket Children's Home
Salary details:
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Job term:
Part Time
18.5 per week
Closing date:
29 October 2020 11:30 PM
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£24,038 pro rata*

* includes 15%, £3,135 pro rata unsocial hours payment. Please also note that in addition to your salary you will also receive payment at minimum wage for any sleep in duties performed as part of your rota.

We are currently looking for a Youth Support Practitioner for our Children’s Home in Stowmarket.

Join us in impacting upon young people’s lives by being creators of positive change. We are looking for people like you to help develop and grow our children and young people of Suffolk.

You will be:

  • self-driven, flexible and emotionally resilient person who will bring their personality, skills, and experience to help our children and young people develop, grow and have fulfilling lives
  • an integral part of a team that ensures every child and young person who walks through our doors feels welcome, cared for, safe and happy.

Our residential homes are open 365 days per year, therefore, you will be required to work as part of a rota which consists of nights (sleep-in), evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

We welcome applications from candidates of all experience, including:

  • Residential Care
  • Youth Work
  • Learning Support
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Family Support.

It is desirable that you have a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Child Care, however if this is not the case, Suffolk County Council are committed to developing the skills of its staff and will offer full support and training for you to achieve this industry recognised qualification.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion please call Laura Young on (01449) 778317.

Please read the job and person profile before applying for this role.

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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