Young Persons Practitioner

Closing Date: 02/06/2023

Location: Omagh and Fermanagh

Contract Type: Temporary

Job Description

Salary: £22,500 per annum

Location: Omagh and Fermanagh

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term contract for 12 months / Full-Time – 37 hours per week

Interviews will be held 7th / 8th June

Benefits: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, Blue Light card, excellent training and developments opportunities, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you’ll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It’s the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children’s lives.

A bit about the role

Action for Children’s Floating Support service is based in Omagh with an outreach office in Enniskillen and covers the Omagh and Fermanagh areas.

The Floating Support Service is funded by Supporting People to provide assistance to young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and to young people Leaving Care aged 18-25. We develop individual, outcomes focused support plans with each young person to help them develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to live independently and to contribute positively to their community.

The contract initially runs for 12 months. It will enable you to grow your experience and build your network with a wide range of organisations across the region and gain invaluable experience within a great Charity.

The hours are negotiable, but generally across Monday to Friday, but there will need to be some flexibility to meet the needs of the service and to join the On Call rota.

How you’ll help to create brighter futures

Some key responsibilities of the Young Persons Practitioner role are;

  • Providing a responsive and flexible Service for young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Delivering a creative, flexible and effective floating support service which meets the needs of those referred to the service.
  • Developing Individual Support plans which are focussed on the young person’s needs and implementing aspects of the plan in accordance with the Floating Support Role.
  • Maintaining regular contact with the young person to support them in accordance with their assessed needs as well as providing practical assistance for them in arranging for setting up and maintaining their home.
  • Supporting the young person around benefits issues and assisting in application for benefits – e.g. housing, income support, etc. and providing advice and guidance in relation to life skills – e.g. budgeting, shopping, cooking, laundry.
  • Attending all reviews with the young person, preparing reports as required.

Let’s talk about you

  • Diploma Level 3 or equivalent in Social Care / Youth Work / Youth and Community/ Health and Social Care.
  • Experience in working with young people aged 16 – 25.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Experience of report writing and record keeping.
  • Successful applicants will be required to register with Northern Ireland Social Care Council.
  • The ability to work flexibly including evening and weekend work and participate in a 24 hour on-call rota.
  • The ability to drive, access to a car and willingness to procure business class insurance. This role requires the ability to travel according to the needs of the job, with reasonable adjustments, if required, according to the Equality Act.

Good to know

Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We’d love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you’d rather we didn’t.

Contact: If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Laura McCarthy at We’ll be happy to give you any support you require.

Don’t meet every single requirement?

If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we’d love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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