Job Title: Youth Justice lead practitioner,
1 x permanent post and 1 x 12 months fixed term from 01-04-2021.
Salary: NJC 25 £29,361
Location: Molson Centre, Kent Street, Grimsby
Do you have the passion to make a difference...
...then why not become part of our team?
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The role of youth justice lead practitioner is to work within the statutory youth offending service and working directly with young people who have received criminal orders through the courts. The main functions of the role are as below
- Completion of a youth justice asset plus assessment of the young person after being sentenced at court and referred to work with the YOS
- Working directly with young people to reduce the risk of re offending and to ensure they are always safeguarded effectively.
- Working directly with young people in support of their continued education and journey into positive destinations
- The role will liaise with other NELC and external agencies involved in individual young peoples lives such as children’s social care, drug and substance misuse services and housing providers.
- The role will continually manage risks relating to re offending, their safety and wellbeing and the community, these risks will to be constantly reviewed to ensure positive outcomes
- The successful applicant will require excellent report writing skills, that are presented at court
- The successful applicant will represent the YOS in both the youth and crown court arena
- The successful applicant must be able to travel out of the area to conduct interventions in both custodial settings and out of area placements.
- The successful applicant will require excellent communication and ICT skills
- Qualifications required are a minimum of a relevant degree such as social work and criminal law
How You Can Make a Difference
We are looking for hard working, motivated and enthusiastic team players to join our statutory youth offending service, the pace is fast and the work can be complex. You will need excellent engagement and communication skills as well as being pedantic on detail when carrying out your case management work on our IT systems. Safeguarding is about evidencing as well as the interventions you carry out directly with the young person so you must be strong in both areas.
We are looking for people who can work in an extremely tight team but also make good risk management decisions alone, once trained. Time keeping and flexibility to ensure the work is complete and on time to meet youth justice national standards is essential. You must be able to plan and organise your work have natural professional curiosity and be able to work in a multi-agency one team around the family approach. You must have a can-do attitude as this work can be very demanding at times but at the same time extremely rewarding.
Still believe you can make a difference.
To apply please following the following link.
All applicants are advised to carefully read the information provided in the Role Profile and Employee Specification and provide clear evidence to support their application paying attention to these documents.
If you require an informal discussion about the role please contact Donna Abernethie, Youth Offending team manager, work mobile 07834172490, email email@example.com
The closing date for this application is 1pm 7th December and the interviews will be held on Thursday 17th December at Grimsby town hall