Senior Practitioner - Targeted Youth Support Team (TYS)

Employer: Hertfordshire County Council

  • Reference: HCC08411
  • Published on: Mon 05/02/2018 12:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/02/2018 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours.
  • Salary: £33,106 - £36,937 per annum + £4k market forces payment
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Welwyn Garden City

Senior Practitioner – Targeted Youth Support Service (TYS)
Permanent 37 hours per week
Based at Welwyn Garden City
£33,106 - £36,937 per annum + £4k market forces payment

About Us:
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, qualified social worker who is passionate and committed to providing targeted support to young people and parents/carers with a good understanding and knowledge of child development and adolescence social, emotional and mental health needs.

Targeted Youth Support Teams work with young people who are at risk of family breakdown, involved in the Criminal Justice System or are 18+ Care Leavers. The aim of the service is to prevent an escalation into specialist services and prepare young people to make a successful transition into adult life.

About the Role:
The Senior Practitioner role within the Targeted Youth Support Team is an exciting and unique role, split between supervising unqualified Support Workers and holding a small caseload of complex cases within a highly supportive environment. With post qualifying experience of successfully managing a caseload of complex cases in Assessments, Children Looked After and Youth Justice Services you will have a proven track record of assessing the needs of young people and their families.

Working within a multi-disciplinary team you will work in partnership with staff and other colleagues from both the voluntary and statutory sector to support young people who would be unlikely to achieve or have the opportunity to achieve a successful transition into adult life.

Responsibilities include:

You will ensure that statutory responsibilities are met in relation to Youth Justice, Looked-After Children, Care leavers and Children missing from home. You will ensure that effective targeted interventions are delivered to prevent family breakdown or rehabilitate young people back to their own family.

Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and successful practice relating to children and young people is essential and you will also be proficient in the use of databases. You must also have a proven record of supervising or mentoring staff or students.


  • Lease car scheme
  • Free parking at all our sites
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent Career Development Training
  • Salary exchange for additional benefits
  • Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Discount and cashbook on shopping/holidays/entertainment with our Herts Rewards Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Occupational maternity/paternity and adoption pay
  • Excellent Wellbeing schemes

    Closing Date: 25th Feb 2018
    Interview Date: Week commencing 5th March 2018

For an informal discussion please contact Louann Priam, Team Manager on 01707 897440 or email

Have you ever wondered what the day in the life of the TYS team is like? Find out here:

Additional Information

Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information click here

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Please Note: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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