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Adolescent Practitioner
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC16089
  • Published: Tue 06/04/2021, 8:25 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 14/04/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,481 progressing to £30,451 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead , Hertfordshire

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Adolescent Practitioner

Job Title: Adolescent Practioner Youth Justice
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Salary Range: £25,481 progressing to £30,451 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Hours: 22.5per week
Contract: Permanent

Job Duties:

The Central Youth Justice Team, within Specialist Adolescent Services Hertfordshire (SASH), holds the high end Court Orders and those with Intensive Supervision and Surveillance requirements.  The SASH Youth Justice role in the team involves direct working with young people on Court Orders and their families and carers and supporting the work of the Senior Practitioner on ISS cases.

The postholder will hold a caseload of lower end Court Orders and will provide input and interventions for the intensively managed high level Court Orders held by the Senior Practitioners.  The job will involve working from home, working from the office, some working away from the office and ability to travel around county and on occasions out of county. There may be some early evening working. There will be opportunities to contribute to group work. 

The successful postholder will be experienced in working with young people from diverse backgrounds and their families and have an understanding of safeguarding responsibilities.  They will be able to engage young people in crisis and sustain their commitment and creativity in working with these young people over extended periods of time, to support them to make changes to reduce their risk of further offending and to keep themselves safe.

The postholder will also be able to work closely with parents and carers, supporting and enhancing parenting skills.  In addition to skills in direct working with young people and parents, the postholder will have the ability to work collaboratively and closely with colleagues and partners, excellent skills of time management, record keeping and the ability to present information clearly in writing to panels and to Courts and to adhere to Standards.

As part of the application you will be required to provide a supporting statement detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the PERSON SPECIFICATION area in the Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application may be rejected. 

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Vanessa Bunn or Sally Martin on 01442 388755

Closing date: Wednesday 14th April 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 28th April 2021