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Young Persons Practitioner
25 May 2022
North Wales, base dependant on where you live
27 May 2022
We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….
At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.
About the Role:
Skills Plus is a psychosocial skill's building intervention for young people in or leaving care aged between 14 and 24. We provide therapeutic interventions based on Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to improve the emotional and social well-being of our service users. The aim is for young people who experience significant distress and relationship difficulties, to have the practical and life skills to enable them to transition into happy, healthy adults. Your role as a Young Person's Practitioner is to provide a support system using various means which will help them achieve their future goals.
As a Young Person's Practitioner, you'll be:
- Managing a case load of Young People across North Wales.
- Delivering Life Competency skills groups to promote independence.
- Using DBT/CBT tools to encourage engagement with CEYP and to also explore emotions and improve their health and wellbeing. (Training will be provided)
- Providing a high-quality customer focused service to service users on a needs-based assessment.
- Building and maintaining positive relationships and committing to providing a safe environment.
- Attending meetings with other key individuals involved in the care of a service user and completing relevant paperwork and reports.
What You'll Bring:
Our job description for the Young Person's Practitioner outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:
- Level 3 NVQ/QCF in Health and Social Care or equivalent (HND) or working toward
- An eagerness to learn about the role to ensure first-class service delivery
- A passion to make a change
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, as well as IT proficiency
- A Welsh speaker is desirable.
Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.
We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with, and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.
Application Process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration. Top Tip... Refer to the job description when writing your Supporting Statement.
Talent Pool: We'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up but do let us know if you'd rather we didn't.
Contact: Carla Smart on 01923 361 739 who will be happy to support with your application.
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