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Social Worker/Senior Social Worker - Youth Justice Service

  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: SC00267
  • Published: Tue 15/06/2021, 2:35 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 29/06/2021, 2:35 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £34884 - £43860 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

About us

Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.

About the role

Want a rewarding job with one of London's most innovative Youth Justice Services?

We have one of the lowest regional and national First Time Entrants rates so must be doing something right!

"Youth crime is prevented because we, as a service, deliver positive and effective interventions which enable young people to lead constructive and socially responsible lives" is our vision and you could be part of a dedicated enthusiastic service changing the lives of vulnerable adolescents in the criminal justice system. Sounds great doesn't it? Don't just take it from us… feedback from our children, families and community say "my son is so much more focused now all down to you", "I wish we had the services that the YJS have given us sooner you have changed our lives", "if it wasn't for my case manager I would still be offending".

Hillingdon YJS are proud to be a diverse multi agency service that benefits from located specialists from key disciplines including Speech and Language Therapist, Liaison and Diversion, CAMHS, Education and Participation Officers and Substance Misuse that provide a holistic approach to rehabilitation all under one roof.

As a Youth Justice Social Worker in Hillingdon you will manage cases from Out of Court Disposals through to Custody utilising your interpersonal skills to engage with children, families and other professionals to deliver targeted interventions informed by assessments and reports. You will receive access to training and a focus on professional development supported by highly skilled managers alongside an attractive package of employment. In return you will bring the ability to complete assessments and write court reports to a high standard, co-ordinate and deliver tailored interventions using great interpersonal skills to engage children and their families.

About you

  • You must have a social work qualification
  • You must have at least 12 months' postgraduate experience
  • You must be able to evidence a commitment to your own development since qualification
  • You must be registered with Social Work England
  • Previous experience working in a Youth Justice Team is also desirable

What we offer

How will we help you develop as a social worker?

  • As part of the West London Alliance and West London Teaching Partnership, Hillingdon has a PCF/KSS led training programme to provide all social workers with focused development opportunities.
  • You will be surrounded by emotionally intelligent, dedicated social workers and leaders who model a "Children First" ethos. Every conversation you have will enhance your learning.
  • You will have regular, reflective supervision and group supervision.
  • You will be trained to use risk assessment tools and apply strength-based models of restorative practice to achieve best outcomes for children.
  • You will be provided with equipment to assist mobile and flexible working.
  • You will receive regular feedback from children and young people about your practice and how it impacts on their lives.
  • You will have access to a clear career pathway with opportunity to grow in accordance to your talent and need.

Additional information

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 12th July, however this may be subject to change.

  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: SC00267
  • Published: Tue 15/06/2021, 2:35 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 29/06/2021, 2:35 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £34884 - £43860 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed