Young Persons Practitioner

Location: Truro
Salary: Circa £21,100 per annum
Position: Contract
Hours: Fixed Term Contract – 12 months. Full-time - 37 hours a week - Maternity Cover Until November 2022
Recruiter: Action for Children
Posted: 13/10/2021

We offer 29 days holiday plus public/bank holidays, flexible?maternity, adoption and paternity packages, pension scheme where we contribute up to 7%, an employee discount portal and much more.

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Action for Children, provides a number of services in Cornwall, for children with learning disabilities. We are now providing the ‘Support Services for Young People' that provides support for young people aged 11-19 and up to 25 with SEND across the County

The service, brings together a range of support for young people including youth work provision, educational needs and disabilities (SEND) participation, 1-1 support and mental health and resilience work.

We are looking for a Young Person Practitioner who will be responsible for working with our Young People to plan, risk assess and deliver youth groups and activities. Due to the nature of this role, regular evening and night work will be required along with occasional weekend work, together with some residential stays.

You will make a difference by:

-Working as part of a team with our partners to plan and deliver activities and youth groups to children and young people.

-Work with colleagues across county to promote and support Youth Parliament opportunities for young people.

-Planning and running school groups in West Cornwall.

-Supporting and delivering groups within the community.

-Delivering 1-1 support and mentoring young people as needed.

-Working flexibly to meet the needs of our service users.

-Plan and deliver a programme of activities and residential trips for young people.

You will need:

-NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a related field.

-Excellent group work and communication skills with young people and team members.

-Have experience working in partnership with agencies to support children and young people.

-Experience in working with volunteers is desirable.

-Experience in planning activities for young people.

-Good IT skills including experience of Microsoft Teams.

-Access to a suitable method of transport to enable the duties of the role to be carried out.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Job Reference: 5623
Closing Date: 03/11/2021

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