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Action for Children

Young Persons Practitioner

Job Type

Fixed Term






Posted Date

5 June 2024


Closing Date

17 June 2024

Our unique service based in Mold offers support for individuals aged between 11 and 18 years old. We support young people at risk of criminal exploitation and serious violence by providing targeted intensive 1:1 support, family support, peer mentoring and group work to divert young people away from the harms caused by these issues.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have a keen eye for detail, be able to read between the lines and be sensitive to the needs of the young people we work with. As a Young Persons Practitioner, you'll work in a small but dynamic team, supporting the current practitioners and the young people they work with, working discreetly and building trust at their pace.

Due to the role requiring travel across Flintshire, a driving license and access to own insured vehicle is required.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

- Providing a first class service to young people based on an assessment of need
- Delivering specialist interventions with children, young people or families on a 1:1/2:1 basis, group or community setting.
- Supporting the team to transport young people when needed.
- Providing lead case/care planning management, including undertaking assessing, reviewing and managing risks
- Representing the service in community organisations, partner agencies and other external agencies.
- Retaining accurate records, using various IT systems to capture information and to produce written reports and present these as necessary.
- Acting as a young person advocate in your work.

Let's talk about you

The attached job description outlines all the requirements for our Young Persons Practitioner role, however some of our must haves are:

- Demonstrable experience working in a multi-agency social care or youth work setting
- A keen interest in well-being and mental health support strategies for young people
- Experience of working with young people with complex support needs, and ideally those within the youth justice system
- A positive and non-judgemental attitude to young people in conflict with the law
- Intermediate IT literacy with the ability to provide detailed reports through IT use
- Excellent communication skills, adapting your delivery to each individual
- Safeguarding knowledge and able to work confidentially with a sensitive approach

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Application Process

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

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Contact: Scott Jones on 01923 361 778 or via email at

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace by actively encouraging applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic candidates and people with disabilities, as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and meaningful action to ensure fair opportunity to all groups in our communities and for AFC.

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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