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Children & Young People’s Practitioners - Residential (Nights)

Young Futures
Yvonne House in SW8 (Zone 2). Office based in SE11 (Zone 1)
£26,400 to £29,000 pa + Benefits
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

Job Details

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

This is an important and significant role in helping young people in care thrive and fulfil their potential. After completing your probation you will be enrolled on a Diploma programme and given the time, support, and incentives to succeed.

Children & Young People’s Practitioners, Residential (Nights)*
Location: Working from our residential unit, Yvonne House in SW8 (Zone 2). Office based in SE11 (Zone 1).
Hours: Full-Time
Salary: £26,400 to £29,000 pa + Benefits

Do you have?

  • Experience of working with young people.
  • 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.

We are recruiting a C&YP Practitioner (Nights) to co-work with other team members in our all-female residential unit for young people in care, aged 16-17 years old.

You’ll be responsible for building warm, caring and empowering relationships with young women; supporting their social and emotional development; engaging in evening sports and arts activities; and responding to incidents and accidents. 

The position is exclusively night shift working, 8.30pm to 8.30am, with one other colleague, 3 nights per week, with occasional weekend working.

We are passionate about learning and development and committed to providing an outstanding experience for all Practitioners.

*Please note that only women are eligible to apply for this position, under Section 7(2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. 

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

Apply by: 5pm Thursday 4th April 2024
Interviews: 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.

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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