Youth Support Practitioner
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/11268
  • Published: Tue 24/11/2020, 10:14 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 08/12/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,641-£30,510 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking

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Youth Support Practitioner

At Surrey our Children's Services are on a rapid change journey, with new management, innovative approaches and considerable energy. We are determined that children, young people and their families will be at the centre of all we do and are changing our model of work to one which supports excellent children's services, with Family Resilience - early help and prevention, at the heart of our journey. Family Safeguarding, an innovative and highly effective approach, developed in Hertfordshire will be central to our new model

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 are looking for creative individuals to join the Family Safeguarding Service 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 young people and families to achieve their potential will be central to all you do. You will undertake direct work, primarily with older children, parenting work and potentially group work. You will need to be able to work in partnership and use your skills to be able 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/young people 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.

It would be ideal if you have had experience of working with children and young people and can show us how this work has impacted in positives outcomes.

You will need to be able to engage with families/carers and children and support social workers in managing risk and effecting positive change. You should also be able to evidence good written and verbal skills.

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

No two days in the team are the same. You will need experience of working with children in a paid or voluntary area or an interest in the welfare and care of children and young people. Effective interpersonal and communication skills will be vital.

Please see the attached job description for further information about the role.

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For an informal discussion contact Dora Gouveia-Schofield by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 8th December 2020.

A date for interviews is TBC.

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.

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.

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.

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