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Senior Practitioner - Children In Need

Location: NORWICH, NORFOLK, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 25,686-27,802 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Care Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-412665


£25 686 - £27 802 - 37 Hours per week

Full time basis until end March 2021

The main purpose of this position is to:-

  • Undertake and coordinate our clients drop in service
  • Provide line management to others
  • Operation aspects of advice work service
  • To support service development
  • Deliver advice to young people

Key responsibilities:-

  • Assist the Head of Advice to embed some new ways of working into the team.  
  • To work on specific projects related to the drop in service’s development.
  • To create and contribute to original specialist resources.
  • To provide appropriate interventions to young people accessing our clients services, based on an assessment of individual needs and aspirations.
  • To provide line management to others (up to 8 individuals pro rata).
  • To share specialist skills and knowledge to develop and support others.
  • To lead, implement and promote ideas to achieve continuous improvement in the service.
  • To represent and promote the organisation, and the partners and services, at strategic level.
  • To provide one to one support and group work as appropriate.
  • To actively engage young people.
  • To refer or signpost young people to specialist support where necessary.
  • To maintain appropriate quality standards and processes in the delivery of work.
  • To keep accurate and timely records to contribute to the effective management of the service and for reports to management, funders and other stakeholders.
  • To build and maintain effective networks for personal professional development and to develop positive partnership working opportunities.
  • To act as an ambassador for the organisation and the partners and services in accordance with the organisation's communication strategy.
  • To represent and promote the interests of vulnerable young people to maintain awareness of their needs amongst those planning, determining and implementing relevant services.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the wider social environment to inform the work undertaken.
  • To undertake training and professional development opportunities, develop relevant specialist knowledge and expertise, and share this with colleagues.
  • To attend and contribute to meetings as appropriate and positively partake in the life of the project.
  • To maintain the organisation as a safe and supportive place for young people and workers.
  • To undertake other duties relevant to the post.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to NQF level 4 or equivalent, ideally in a relevant subject e.g. youth work.
  • Experience of working with young people.
  • Social work background would be advantageous
  • Experience and training in advice work practice.
  • Experience of leading, motivating and managing others.


  • Current knowledge of social issues, policy and practice, as they affect young people.
  • Current knowledge of other agencies delivering services to young people in the area.


  • Good communication skills, written and spoken.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn appropriate IT applications for communication and reporting purposes, including MS Office.


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