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Senior Adolescent Response Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Do you recognise Adolescence as a difficult time? and really hard for some young people and their families? Would you like to support those from marginalised communities who are often disproportionately represented within the Youth Justice system?  

We’re looking for people who are highly skilled at building positive, empathetic and constructive relationships with adolescents and their carers. We are more interested in who you are rather than in what you’ve studied.  It’s more important to us that you want to influence change for those who don’t get the same opportunities as others.

We need practitioners who are resilient and persistent; solution-focused and who want to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to thrive. Can you look beyond challenging behaviours and inspire young people from a range of backgrounds to recover from trauma and to reach their potential?

We’re looking for outstanding, flexible practitioners to work across Youth Justice, Early Help and Adolescent Social Work.  Whether you’re looking to work Monday-Friday 9-5 or for a few weekend or evening hours, we can discuss what you, and what we, need.

We offer excellent training in contextual safeguarding and trauma-informed approaches. We’re currently offering trauma-informed supervision, to make sure we really look after our workforce.

While successful candidates will need an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, having your own experience of the justice system isn’t always a barrier to working with us. We also welcome candidates who have personal experience of the care system. If you’d like to talk to us about this before applying, please contact Rose-Marie Field on 03000 421098.

We have vacancies available across the County.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Contact Details

For more information about the role, please contact Rebecca Hammond at Rebecca.Hammond@kent.gov.uk to find out more. 

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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