Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review.
1. To prevent offending by young people by providing an effective social work/youth offending service to young people and their carers.
2. The Youth Offending Team has overall responsibility for policy formulation, co-ordination and service delivery to those young people in Tower Hamlets who come into contact with or are in danger of coming into contact with the Criminal Justice System. Additionally, the Team has responsibility for overseeing the operation of and attendant matters in the Tower Hamlets Youth Court.
- To prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people by providing effective services as required by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and other relevant legislation.
- To work in partnership with colleagues from other agencies and disciplines seconded into the Youth Offending Team in order to plan and deliver services aimed at reducing and preventing youth crime.
- To carry out assessments, prepare reports and manage all appropriate orders made under the C&D Act 1998
- To provide practical focused programmes for young people (and their families) demonstrating effective practice to agreed standards and performance indicators.
- To understand the role and function of, and also to service the Youth, Magistrates and Crown Court.
- To take responsibility for specialist or designated roles within the Team if required.
- To liaise with and advise field and residential social workers relevant departmental staff and other professionals and voluntary agencies on issues relating to youth crime.
- To deliver all services in accordance with the Department’s Equal Opportunities Policy and to ensure practice is within an anti-discriminatory framework.
- To have an up-to-date knowledge of childcare & Youth justice legislation, particularly the Crime and Disorder Act 1998
- To have an up-to-date knowledge of current practice issues and developments in working with young offenders and their carers.
Qualifications and Experience
- CQSW, DipSW, A current HCPC certificate will be a condition of appointment and employment for all staff with a CQSW or Diploma in Social Work or BA in Community Justice/NVQ Level 4 Community Justice/ Diploma In Probation Studies
- Experience of working within the Criminal Youth Justice System.
- Experience of working with BME young people in an inner city setting