Waltham Forest YOS are looking to improve the services they offer to young people under its supervision and victims of crime.
Successful candidates will be part of the multi-disciplinary Youth Offending Service that provides community and through care services to young people who progress through the youth justice system.
These roles will provide a ‘bank’ of workers who are able to provide support to the permanent staff team of the YOS, providing a level of flexibility to the Service and to people who are interested in working with young offenders outside of regular employment and may also be of interest to the retired / semi-retired or students.
These posts will appeal to individuals who most importantly can engage with, often difficult young people and ideally have particular skills that they can utilise to coach / mentor them. Relevant trades, crafts or sports qualifications would be advantageous.
For sessional roles for Restorative Justice* you will need significant, demonstrable experience in a related role or hold a recognised RJ qualification, together with recent experience. These roles will involve direct work with victims of crime as well as young people.
The roles and skills required are as follows:
- To engage, motivate and support young people either on a 1:1 or group basis covering the following activities:
- Reparation – Assist the Reparation Co-ordinator in delivering a range of reparation activities outdoors and indoors that focus on the young person providing a visible contribution to the local community where they reside
- Sports mentoring / activities – Provide a diversionary activity for a young person / persons or assisting and supporting young people to engage in diversionary activities, outward bound activities or residential trips.
- Other skills e.g craft, horticulture, trades.
- * Restorative Justice
These roles are subject to enhanced DBS disclosures. Hourly pay rates will be from £10.73 - £13.51 dependent on experience and qualifications.