Job Description

Role: Practitioner

Salary: Circa £30,300 per annum plus £700 on call allowance

Location: Guernsey

Contract/Hours: Permanent Full time 37hrs a week 9-5 Mon -Friday.

We would expect a degree of flexibility around working hours to meet the demands of the service and service users, including occasional weekend and evening work.

Benefits: 29 days annual leave (pro-rated) PLUS bank holidays, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favorite brands.

Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday the 26th of January 2023- if we receive a high number of applications, we may have to close earlier than advertised.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you’ll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It’s the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children’s lives.

Action for Children does what’s right, does what’s needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of thousands of children.

Guernsey Youth Housing project offers support service to assists young people between the ages of 13- 25 on the issues of homelessness, living skills, substance misuse and employment.

We provide a welcoming and accessible service that respects and values young people as individuals we are professional, non-judgemental, and confidential encouraging young people to make informed healthy decisions.

A bit about the role

In the role of a Practitioner, you’ll be providing an intensive support service for young people, and working one to one to help independent skills, enabling positive and agreed outcomes to be achieved.

How you’ll help to create brighter futures

  • Provide and deliver a high level of care and support using appropriate interventions that are outcome focused and evidence based.
  • Lead and deliver a range of activities, including training, participation events, recruitment, social activities, and support groups etc. on a 1:1 basis or in a group setting
  • By Maintaining effective working relationships and channels of communications with colleagues and with young people, and families
  • Attending and actively participating in relevant multi-agency meetings
  • By being responsible for organising achievement of work objectives daily

Let’s talk about you

In the role of a Practitioner, we’re ideally looking for someone who has:

  • NVQ in Childcare, Social Care or relevant professional or therapeutic qualification or experience in working with young people within a social care or health environment
  • Ability to manage demanding workloads and change priorities quickly
  • Experience of delivering emotional wellbeing interventions to children and young people.
  • A good understanding of and experience of applying safeguarding procedures
  • Being able to Communicate equally, appropriately, and effectively with young people and their families.
  • Access to transport is essential as there will be an expectation to travel across the community.
  • Resident of Guernsey with the right to work and live in Guernsey

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we’d love to hear from you.

Good to know

Interviews to take place Friday the 3rd of February ‘23

Application Process

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

Talent Pool

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We’d love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you’d rather we didn’t.

Contact: Erika Brinkman on 01923 361723 or if you require any further information.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

At Action for Children, we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.

Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, 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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Good luck! We can’t wait to hear from you.

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