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Targeted Youth Support Practitioner
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/820/31217
  • Published: Wed 08/03/2023, 2:01 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/03/2023, 3:01 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £29291 - £31810 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Tandridge Council Office

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Targeted Youth Support Practitioner

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

If you're passionate about supporting young people to achieve their very best and looking for an opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic and innovative team - we want to hear from you!

Our Targeted Youth Support (TYS) service are inviting creative individuals who enjoy working with adolescents and their families to join the team and help make a difference to our young people's lives. We currently have a full-time opportunity based in Oxted, primarily working across Tandridge District Council.

Surrey's TYS service works with young people at risk of offending, family breakdown, homelessness, sexual and criminal exploitation. We provide help at the point that problems emerge, preventing the need for more specialist services further down the line. We also hold the Youth Offending function for the County, supervising young people in the Youth Justice System in Surrey

We believe that the welfare of children and their families is paramount. We are enthusiastic and supportive; committed to the provision of quality services for young people and their carers. We are looking for people who share these qualities to join us and continue the good work already being done.

As a Targeted Youth Support Practitioner you'll be managing a caseload of young people who need targeted support. You will work with the team to support young people to achieve their potential and reduce the likelihood of them coming to harm using motivational interviewing and other evidence-based approaches. The role includes both individual and group work, and co-delivering parenting groups.

As a member of our team you will be working alongside social workers, other partner agencies and the voluntary sector to support children and their families in the community. You will be well supported and training will be provided to ensure competence and professional development so that you are confident in your role. We will also ensure you receive a full induction and monthly supervision.

Each team in the TYS Service has a Team Manager overseeing a small team of six staff. This allows managers and team members to really get to know the young people we work with and can support each other's work. TYS teams are usually based in our quadrant offices and cover a dedicated part of the county.

Here are the qualities, skills & experiences we are looking for in our Targeted Youth Support Practitioners:

  • The ability to engage with young people and their families/carers
  • Experience of working with adolescents and the ability to demonstrate how your work has resulted in positive outcomes
  • Experience in supporting colleagues in managing risk and effecting positive change
  • Good written and verbal skills

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26th March 2023 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 Jan Smith by e-mail 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. 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.