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Children & Young People's Practitioners - Residential & Community Settings

Young Futures
Lambeth, SW8 & SE11 or Working across several SE & Central London Boroughs, Zones 1, 2 & 3.
£27,400 to £29,000 pa + Benefits
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

Job Details

Children & Young People’s Practitioners – Residential & Community Settings

  • Working from our residential unit, Yvonne House, Wandsworth Road SW8 (Zone 2). Office based in Lambeth Walk SE11 (Zone 1).
  • Working across several SE and Central London Boroughs, Zones 1, 2 & 3. Office based in Lambeth Walk SE11 (Zone 1)

Salary: £27,400 - £29,000 pa + benefits 
Hours: Full-Time

Can you make a BIG difference to young people in care?

We are passionate about learning and development and committed to providing an outstanding experience for all staff. As soon as practicable we’ll enrol you on a Diploma programme and give you the time, support and incentives to succeed.

Do you have?

  • Experience of working with young people - e.g. mentoring, coaching, teaching.
  • Key qualities that enable good engagement – e.g. warmth, kindness, humour.
  • Strong values and a commitment to inclusion.
  • An ability to understand, recognise and respond appropriately to risk.
  • Ambition matched with a desire for professional development.

You will lead on plans to support their health, education, social, and day-to-day needs along with a specialist strand of work i.e. promoting sports, culture and arts (SCAs). This is an important and significant role in helping young care leavers thrive and fulfil their potential.

Salary & Benefits 
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

Please note that only women are eligible to apply for the Residential Practitioner position at our all-female unit, under Section 7(2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. 

Apply by: 5pm Thursday 4th April 2024
From Monday 8th April 2024
Start date: From late April/early May 2024


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.

Inclusion and Equality
We are committed to embedding inclusive practices, promoting equality and valuing diversity in all of our activities. We understand and acknowledge the positive benefits that this commitment will bring to the young people we support, our staff and our partner organisations.

We are striving to be an employer of choice for all and take measures to ensure that Young Futures is attracting recruits from the most skilled and committed people regardless of their background. Whilst we can already be proud of some examples of excellent practice, we are not complacent and recognise that we can always do better.

Investor in People 
Young Futures is an Investors in People accredited organisation. We value the importance of determining the right strategy, keeping everyone on board, enhancing our management practices and continuously evaluating what's working or needs further improvement.

We deliver services in an increasingly competitive, rapidly changing sector with limited resources.

For us, the effective development of our collective talents and career prospects is the only way we can ensure sustained growth and competitive advantage.

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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