Young Person's Practitioner (4577)

St Blazey, Cornwall
Circa £20,700 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term Contract for 11 months working Part Time 20 hours per week with flexibility to work evenings and throughout school holidays

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Action for Children Cornwall SPACE is a Cornwall Council funded service providing Holiday Activities for disabled children and young people aged between 5 – 18 years. We offer disabled children and young people exciting new activities to try, providing families with an all-important short break service.

We also offer three youth groups for young disabled people between 13 – 25 years. We have services in the west, mid and east of the County. We are currently looking for a Young Persons Practitioner to work across the west of the county.

You will make a difference by:

-Working in a team to deliver the programme to groups of children and families.
-Working collaboratively with parents/carers and children.
-Providing children and families with information and skills to help them support their needs through a variety of challenges.
-Empowering families to make positive changes.
- Planning and executing activities and also encouraging active participation amongst service users.
- Conducting assessments and updating relevant paperwork.

You will need:

- Relevant NVQ level 3 or previous experience working with children and families.
-Exposure of working within the 5-25 year olds with learning disabilities would be an advantage.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding practices.
- Creative, positive and proactive approach towards work.
-Confidence to conduct 1-2-1 sessions and group work that support children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing. 
- To be able to work and travel across the west of the county. 

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Fatima Matin on 07918773592.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.


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Fourways 0 - 19 Centre, St Blazey, Cornwall, PL24 2ND
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    Fixed Term Part-Time
  • Closing Date:
    1 March 2021
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