Fixed Term (until 31st August 2021) x 1
Station Road, Barkingside IG6 1NB
Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
Redbridge Youth Offending and Targeted Prevention Service (YOTPS) is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic qualified social workers to join our committed team.
The role involves working in partnership with colleagues from other agencies, outside the YOTPS and those seconded into the service in order to plan and deliver services aimed at reducing and preventing youth crime. You will be required to carry out assessments, prepare reports and manage all appropriate orders made by the Courts and Out of Court Disposals ensuring interventions are desistance focused while appropriately addressing both safety & wellbeing and public protection using the Redbridge policies and procedures to assist you.
You will have excellent communication and assessment skills; the ability to implement intervention plans making best use of appropriate and targeted resources; the organisational skills to undertake challenging work within tight deadlines, and maintain up-to-date records in line with National Standards; knowledge of both court work and case management and the ability to work well under your own initiative and as part of a multi-agency Service.
You will have an ability to interpret legislation and translate into practice, in addition to having an up-to-date knowledge of childcare & young justice legislation, (particularly the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Powers of Criminal Courts [Sentencing] Act 2000, Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, Criminal Justice Act 2003).
The nature of the role means that flexible hours are needed including occasional evening and weekend work.
Redbridge offers a Social Work Career Progression Scheme, starting at Level 1 for newly qualified Social Workers. In total, there are three levels. The attached details the knowledge, skills and competence required at each level.
If you are interested in being part of a team delivering excellent services to young people in Redbridge, please apply.
Interviews dates to be confirmed.
Redbridge is committed to making safer recruitment decisions and to preventing unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. As such some posts may be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. References may also be taken up prior to interview.
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