CYP Practitioner –

12 month Maternity Cover

Cranstoun, Buckinghamshire (941)


£19,554 – £26,999, depending on experience


Switch Bucks, Buckinghamshire



35 hours per week


Fixed Term 12 month Maternity Cover


Ref: 941

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within the organisation to support children and young people across Buckinghamshire to address substance misuse and develop key life skills.

Switch Bucks is a specialist service dedicated wholly to supporting young people and their families. Practitioners will enable children and young people to build resilience factors, confidence and self-esteem, reducing risk and harm caused by drugs and alcohol by delivering targeted and specialist interventions to the most vulnerable young people.

Switch Bucks will prevent children and young people from escalating to more harmful substance misuse and address the harm caused to children by parental substance misuse.

As a CYP Practitioner, you will strive to make contact, establishing trust and positive engagement, working on both a one to one and group basis through both scheduled and drop in appointments. You will improve children and young people’s health and social functioning through a broad range of interventions, and you will work alongside existing agencies to design co-ordinated, care plans.

The successful candidate will be passionate and committed to working within a multi disciplinary team and will have will have a demonstrable track record of working with complex need children and young people and addressing matters related to safeguarding and child protection.

Police vetting will be undertaken with the successful candidate.

Switch Bucks require the post holder to specifically work with female clients and are recruiting for female workers only.

Location: Working flexibly across Buckinghamshire with designated premises available in High Wycombe.




We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Working towards equality.

Closing Date:
31 May 2020

Interview Date:
3 and 4 June 2020