Newham Youth Offending Service aims to put victims of crime at the centre of our work in preventing crime, and the fear of crime, through our engagement of children at risk of offending along with their families. We are working to ensure that victims of crime in our community are supported in all that we do. We are therefore seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic Restorative Approaches Practitioner to ensure the voice of those harmed is heard.
Restorative Approaches Practitioner
£36,711 – 39,774 pa
Restorative Justice brings the Youth Offending Team, Metropolitan Police and Probation to work together to provide improved services to victims of crime. Newham Youth Offending Service aims to put victims of crime at the centre of our work in preventing crime, and the fear of crime, through our engagement of victims, children at risk of offending and their families. The Restorative Approaches practitioner will ensure that victims of crime in our community are supported in all that we do.
As a Restorative Approaches Practitioner, you will contribute to the provision of effective and high quality multi-agency Youth Offending Service, in ensuring that the voice of those harmed is heard in all that we do, and that all YOS interventions with children and their families include restorative justice activity. You will establish and maintain effective multi-agency links with key partner agencies to support victims of crime in Newham.
People are at the heart of everything we do. Our core values are respect, aspiration, empowering culture, integrity, working together. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced practitioner who is willing to work within Newham Youth Offending Service values bringing a victim focused approach to our service delivery.
We have been working hard to make Newham a great place to work.
We will offer you:
• A competitive package of up to £39,774.
• Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home.
• Smarter Working with new modern technology.
• 'Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust.
• Systemic and Restorative practice will be encouraged to flourish.
• Oyster card/parking permit for business use.
• Excellent transport links to the rest of the capital.
• Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
• Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
• Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.
• We will be a ‘social care centre of excellence’ by 2023, our work with young offenders is a vital part of this vision.
Please ensure you submit a supporting statement showing how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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