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Youth Support Practitioner

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/67959/19901
  • Published: Wed 29/12/2021, 10:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,991 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

The starting salary for this role is £27,991 per annum for a 36 hour working week.

We are looking for creative individuals to join the Assessment Team to help make a difference to our young people’s lives.

You will be supporting social workers in the team, working intensively and in a planned way with the young person, family or carers and other agencies and services. Supporting children and families to achieve their potential will be central to all you do. You will undertake direct work with children, parenting work and potentially group work. As well as this, you will need to be able to work in partnership and use your skills to engage with children in a meaningful way.

As a member of our team you will be working alongside partners, agencies and the voluntary sector to support children and their families in the community. Surrey's Children’s Service provides training to ensure competence and professional development. We will ensure that you receive a full induction and monthly supervision.

You will need to have had experience of working with children and young people, in a paid or voluntary role, and be able to show us how this work has resulted in positives outcomes. As well as an interest in the welfare and care of children and young people, you will have the ability to engage with families/carers and children and support social workers in managing risk and effecting positive change. Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, will be vital.

Surrey Children’s Service believes that the welfare of children and their families is paramount. Team members are enthusiastic and supportive, committed to the provision of a quality service for children and their carers. We are looking for people with similar qualities to join us to continue the good work already being done. Working in Surrey's Assessment Team, no two days are the same. 

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th January 2022.

Interviews will take place week commencing 17th January 2022.

This is a 12 month secondment / fixed term contract.

An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Elaine Andrews by e-mail at elaine.andrews@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit. 

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council 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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/67959/19901
  • Published: Wed 29/12/2021, 10:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,991 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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