Important: Coronavirus

We are committed to ensuring the safety of our communities and employees. In light of current circumstances, we have decided to suspend all shortlisting and interviewing activity. As a result of this decision, the application closing date for most of our jobs has been extended until 30 April 2020. There may be key jobs which are excluded from this arrangement to help support our ongoing response.

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Senior Practitioner

Closing date: 30/04/2020

Reference: REQ102205

37 hours / Permanent

34,788 - 36,876 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

 We are seeking a dynamic, motivated and empowering individual who has the personal qualities, experiences and skills necessary to lead and enhance the diversion of young people from crime, court and custody within Ceredigion and to provide support and supervision to staff members within the Youth Justice and Preventions Team.

The post holder will be expected to play a key role in the delivery of criminal justice services for young people and to hold a small caseload of complex cases. They will also represent YJPS in criminal courts and contribute to the teams quality assurance processes.

The post holder will have opportunities to collaboratively develop and lead targeted early intervention and preventative projects within Ceredigion’s new integrated services delivery model – Porth Cymorth Cynnar; ensuring that the needs of Ceredigion’s most vulnerable and challenging children and young people can be met and that they can access support and intervention that promotes their wellbeing and engagement in positive structured interventions. 

For further information, please contact Gwyn Griffith, YJPS Manager on 01970 633730 or

Job Description and Person Specification 

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date. 

Safeguarding and child protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Cymorth Cynnar – Community Wellbeing and Learning

We provide early help, prevention and intervention services to a range of groups and individuals across the County. Our aim is to identify need and offer support before issues and concerns become too great and more formal intervention is needed. Our key functions include:

  • Lifelong Learning and Skills
  • Leisure & Wellbeing
  • Youth Support Services
  • Early Help Services
  • Support and Intervention Services
  • Behaviour Support Services
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