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Targeted Youth Support Practitioner

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/67959/20079
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 13:41 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 27/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,991 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

The starting salary for this role will be £27,991 per annum (pro-rata for part time roles).

Do you feel passionate about supporting young people to achieve their very best?

Are you looking for opportunities to gain experience within a dynamic and innovative team?

We have a number of Targeted Youth Support Practitioners roles available:

  • Permanent full and part time positions (of varying hours)
  • Two 12-month fixed-term contracts/secondment opportunities: 1 x full-time (36 hours per week) and 1 x part-time (27 hours per week)

We are looking for creative individuals, who enjoy working with adolescents and their families, to join our Targeted Youth Support Team in Surrey Children's Service and help make a difference to our young peoples’ lives.

Surrey County Council's Targeted Youth Support Service (TYS) is a service that supports some of the county's most vulnerable young people to ensure they have the best chance of thriving and succeeding as adults. 

The service works with young people at risk of offending, family breakdown, homelessness, sexual exploitation, and criminal exploitation. The service provides help at the point when problems emerge, preventing the need for more specialist services further down the line. The TYS Service also holds the Youth Offending function for the county, supervising young people in the Youth Justice System in Surrey. 

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

We are looking for people with experience of working with adolescents and can show us how this work has impacted in more positive outcomes.

You will need to be able to engage with families, carers, young people and support colleagues in managing risk and effecting positive change. You should be able to evidence good analytical, written and verbal skills and some experience of writing assessments.

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 young people and their carer’s and we are looking for people with similar qualities to join us to continue the good work already being done.

The role of the Targeted Youth Support Practitioner is to manage a case load of young people who need targeted support and or youth justice work. You will support young people to achieve their potential and reduce the likelihood of them coming to harm using motivational interviewing and other evidence-based approaches. This role will work with some of the most complex young people and families that the service supports, including post-court Youth Justice Cases. 

This role is to cover the South West of the county, which consists of the Guildford and Waverley Borough areas, with the main office being based in Godalming. The South West area is made up of both urban and rural locations and candidates are expected to be able to travel to see children and families face to face in their locations across this large geographical area.

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Additional Information

This job advert closes at 23.59 on 27th January 2022 with interviews to be held on the 7th and 8th February 2022.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Anthony Dunro, Service Manager at anthony.d@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.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/67959/20079
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 13:41 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 27/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,991 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

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