Young Person's Practitioner

Job Ref: 459
Sector: Public Sector / Social Care
Job Type: Contract
Date Added: 10 August 2018
  • Cardiff, Wales
  • £20,000 per Annum
  • Mominah Ali

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Young Person's Practitioner

Location: Cardiff

Hours: Part-time, Fixed-Term Contract until 31/03/2019, 18.5 hours per week (between Monday and Thursday, Tuesday is a compulsory working day. Flexibility is needed including the ability to work evenings)

Salary: Circa £20,000 per annum pro rata

How we work:

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 370,000 children, young people and families.

Skills for Living Pan Wales uses Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) skills with young people leaving care, between the ages of 16 and 24. There is a good evidence base of its clinical effectiveness with this vulnerable population with high psychological needs. Our service is passionate about delivering high-quality intervention to young people leaving care, to achieve positive life outcomes for these young people.

How you'll make a difference:

As a Young Person's Practitioner, you will support the service we provide:

  • By offering young vulnerable people a safe way to explore their emotions and improve their health and wellbeing.
  • By delivering a responsive, high quality focused service to young people, their significant others and partner agencies based upon an assessment of need which is regularly reviewed.
  • By working with the Clinical Psychologist to identify how DBT methods can help our young people.
  • By facilitating and delivering group DBT sessions to groups of up to 10 people.
  • By monitoring young people's progress and assess how DBT skills are being put into practice.
  • By referring to follow-on Llamau service, which encourages young people back into education and/or employment.

What you'll need:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Social Care or equivalent (desirable)
  • Experience of working with children, young people and communities.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic approaches and issues that affect care leavers and looked after children.
  • Hold a current UK driving licence and access to own transport.
  • Ability to work within professional guidelines.
  • Be able to work flexibly and innovatively with young people who struggle to access services.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Be able to relate to others in situations that are complex.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own workload.
  • Be able to use own initiative, work independently and self-reflect.
  • Ability to use supervision appropriately in order to agree and review goals.
  • Basic I.T skills.

The rewards:

  • Minimum 29 days' holiday (pro-rata)
  • Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounts at major high street retailers
  • Plus, there's a lot more besides.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.

Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

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09/09/2018 12:02:27
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