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Young Person's Practitioner JD

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Action for Children

Young Persons Practitioner

Job Type

Fixed Term Full Time





circa £22,900 per annum

Posted Date

4 January 2024

Ibrox, Glasgow

Closing Date

18 January 2024

Benefits: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, Blue Light card, excellent training and developments opportunities, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.

A bit about the role

1 in 10 children in every classroom suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder. The Blues is an evidenced based CBT influenced programme to support the reduction of low mood and anxiety in young people using an early intervention model.

Action for Children are proud to be able to deliver the Blues programme in Secondary schools, and its sister programme Bouncing Back in primary and secondary schools, in the South Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire areas.

We're looking for a motivated Young Person's Practitioner who is committed to supporting young people's mental health by delivering up to 3 Blues group sessions a day in schools across South Lanarkshire, and South Ayrshire. We would anticipate you will be based in schools 3 or 4 days per week and the remaining hours will be a mix of home working, or office based should you need it, for admin.

This post is available as a fixed term contract initially for 9 months, however, could be extended subject to further funding.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

Some key responsibilities for the role are;

Delivering group work in up to 4 schools per week.
Breaking down barriers surrounding adolescent mental health issues.
Giving young people tools in order to manage their own emotional wellbeing.
Working in partnership with schools and school management.
Working towards giving Young People tools to build a positive future.
Let's talk about you

Experience and understanding of working within a school or education environment or mental health support background.
Enthusiasm for working with Young People.
Experience of delivering evidence-based programmes.
Commitment to supporting Young People's mental health.
Driving licence and access to a car. The job requires the ability to travel according to the needs of the job, with reasonable adjustments, if required, according to the Equality Act.
Good to know

Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

Application Process: There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool: We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Laura McCarthy at We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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