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Youth and Family Practitioner – Cowley – Oxfordshire

Job details

Job Category: Healthcare Social Care
Job Type: Contract Temporary
Job Location: Cowley OX4 Oxfordshire
Reference: SW101023

iPeople SC Solutions is currently recruiting for Youth and Family Practitioner for our client based in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.

The successful postholder will support implementation of the national Turnaround Programme within Oxfordshire’s Youth Justice & Exploitation Service and in partnership with statutory and voluntary/community services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Case-management work providing direct intervention and support to young people and parents/carers in relation to emerging behaviours that could lead to criminal justice outcomes, in line with Home Office Turnaround Guidance.
  • To work with families using a relationship-based and person-centred approach, prioritising the best outcomes for families.
  • This involves the post-holder undertaking brief assessments, planning and undertaking interventions with individuals and families, reviewing the work undertaken and closing input at the appropriate time with a robust exit strategy.
  • To get alongside parents/carers of children on the cusp of the criminal justice system to identify their needs and deliver responsive, evidence-based interventions to support their parenting and reduce risk of escalation into statutory services.
  • Work to tackle disproportionality within the youth justice system in accordance with best practice guidance.
  • To work in partnership with children, young people and their network in a persistent and pro-active way, employing a range of innovative techniques to engage positively with those individuals and families who have often been known to be unwilling to engage with services or frequently disengage.
  • To attend individual supervision when required and to engage in professional development as agreed with the line manager.
  • The nature of the work may involve the post-holder carrying out work outside of normal working hours and will require the post-holder to be flexible and pragmatic to meet the needs of children and families.


  • Must have experience of working with 10-18 age range
  • Recognised qualification related to children and young people
  • Relevant experience of working in the community with vulnerable children, young people and families
  • Strong team-work skills and ability to work with range of partners
  • Enhanced DBS Check

Working Hours: 08:30 – 17:00

If you are interested in this role and have the relevant experience, please apply with your CV

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