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Youth Support Practitioner
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/67959/27090
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 12:53 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,291 - £31,810 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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Youth Support Practitioner

The starting salary for this position is £29,291 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.

Do you feel passionate about supporting young people to achieve their very best? Are you looking for opportunities to gain experience within a dynamic and innovative team?

We are currently looking for a creative individual who enjoys working with adolescents and their families to join the Safeguarding Adolescents Team as a Youth Support Practitioner. In this role, you will work in Surrey's Children's Service, helping make a difference to our young people’s lives.

You will be working to support Social Workers in the team, working intensively in a planned way with the adolescents, family or carers and other agencies and services, supporting children and families to achieve their potential. You will undertake direct work with adolescents, parenting work and group work. As well as this, you will undertake Return Home Interviews for children who have been missing. You will need to be able to work in partnership and use your skills to engage with children in a meaningful way.

As a member of our team, you will be working alongside Social Workers and other partners, agencies, and the voluntary sector to support children and their families in the community. Surrey Children’s Service provides training to ensure competence and professional development. We will ensure that you receive a full induction and monthly supervision.

You’ll need experience of working with children and young people in a paid or voluntary setting. You will also need to be able to engage with children and young people and their families/carers, supporting Social Workers in managing risk and achieving positive change, all working within the Family Safeguarding Model. Therefore, effective interpersonal and communication skills are also vital.

This role will require travel around the county, therefore you will need to have a valid driving licence and use of a vehicle, insured for business use.

Surrey Children’s Service believes that the welfare of children and their families is paramount. Team members are enthusiastic and supportive, committed to the provision of a quality service for children and their carers. We are looking for people with similar qualities to join us to continue the good work already being done. No two days in the team are the same!

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 02/10/2022 with interviews to follow.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Kay Daubney via email at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.