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Youth Offending Service Worker

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    Children & Family Social Work, Adult Social Work

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  • Salary:

    Up to £22.75 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tiffany Greaves

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  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Main Roles
* Undertake holistic assessments of children, young people and their families which identify risk and protective factors and analyse the underlying causes of their offending, ensuring their views are reflected to inform decision making and how approaches are adapted to work with them.
* To work with Probation to ensure smooth transition to Probation
* Work creatively in developing and delivering interventions with the child and their parent or carer which focus on the criminogenic need and strengthen factors for desi stance. This will involve using imaginative approaches and could include one to one or group work. The interventions should be regularly reviewed.
* Engage and motivate children and young people in a meaningful and creative way in accordance with National Standards and statutory/voluntary requirements, which promotes compliance with their Order and allows for the development of a trusting, professional relationship.
* To work in a multi-disciplinary team and to work effectively in partnership with staff based in relevant agencies, fostering strong relationships that promote positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.
* To undertake pre court preparation (including attendance at a Court Case Discussion Panel) and post court work.
* To attend Court when required working as the Youth Offending Service representative, providing advice and support to young people, their families, and the judiciary and to undertake bail assessments and produce bail support packages for Court.
* A professional qualification in a discipline involving work with young people or the criminal justice system, (e.g. CQSW; DipSW; P.G.C.E; Diploma in Youth & Community Studies; Professional Certificate in Youth Justice, Foundation Degree in Youth Justice etc.) and experience of working directly with young people in an inner city, multicultural environment.
* Evidence of a high level of knowledge of case management processes and National Standards applied to complex cases.
* Knowledge of the Youth Justice System and welfare system and general knowledge of the legal framework relating to the reduction of offending by young people and the statutory obligations of staff working with young people.
Experience in at least one of the following:
* working in a Court setting.
* working with offenders
* working with children/ families with complex needs who have offended or at risk of offending.
We would like to hear from you if you feel this is the correct role for you.