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Children and Young People Practitioners, Residential

Young Futures
London SW8
£26,400 pa + £1,000 bonus + Allowances
Closing date
4 Jul 2022
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Children and Young People Practitioners, Residential
Working from our residential unit, Yvonne House, SW8 (Zone 2). Office based in SE11 (Zone 1).
Salary: £26,400 pa + £1,000 bonus for successful completion of Diploma + Travel to work + Pension + Staff Wellbeing Fund (+ opportunities for extra pay through overtime and the on-call rota)
Hours: Full time (36hrs pw) and part-time, shift work

We are recruiting C&YP Practitioners to work collaboratively with other professionals in our all-female residential setting for young care leavers, aged 16-17 years old.

Through lone and group working Practitioners build warm, caring and empowering relationships with young women, taking the lead in developing and delivering placement plans to support their health, education, social, and day-to-day needs. This is an important and significant role in helping young care leavers thrive and fulfil their potential.

The full-time position involves shift working between 8am to 8pm over 3 or 4 days per week with occasional weekend working.

The part-time position involves shift working between 8am to 8pm at weekends.

We are passionate about learning and development and committed to providing an outstanding experience for all Practitioners, both full-time and part-time.

Do you have:

  • Experience of working with young people – e.g. mentor, coach, teaching assistant, youth/community work, mental health, volunteering
  • A commitment to making a difference to young people in care through kindness, collaboration, and creativity.
  • Strong values and a commitment to inclusion, diversity and equality
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma and secondary trauma
  • An ability to understand, recognise and respond appropriately to risk
  • Ambition matched with a desire for continuous professional development

We believe all staff should be paid well for work that delivers excellent services and changes the lives of young people in and leaving care.

As a result we offer:

  • Competitive Sector Salary (including options to flex working hours up or down) + Work Related Travel + Pension Contribution
  • Generous Annual Leave - 37 Days pro-rata, including Bank Holidays.
  • Wellbeing Budget (£25 per month for all staff to encourage self-care)
  • Monthly wellbeing time
  • Training and Support – online modules, group training and personal training budget
  • Line Management and Therapeutic 1:1 Supervision, and Therapeutic Group Supervision monthly
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Closing date: 5pm, 4 July 2022
Interviews: w/c 11 July 2022
Start date: Mid August


If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.

No agencies please.


Most of us can count on our families for love, support and guidance when we need it most. But young people in care have to grow up without this safety net. And at age 18, the limited support they do receive drops substantially at a really critical time.  This lack of support can leave them feeling abandoned and vulnerable and facing a future of further disadvantage.

We're here to fill that gap and to support young care-leavers on their journey into adulthood. We help them move towards practical, financial, social and emotional independence and a happier and more fulfilling future.

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