Youth Offending Officer
Joining our Children’s Services Future4me team as a Youth Offending Team Officer represents an exciting opportunity to join a high-performing service committed to effectively managing children and young people subject to statutory Court Orders in both community and custodial settings, as well as through our diversionary and early intervention work.
We currently have 1 full time permanent position available in Boston & South Holland.
What you’ll be doing
Joining us, you will be working in a challenging but supportive environment. You will manage and conduct a range of complex assessment and reports and contribute to the planning and reviewing of cases across a broad variety of practice, from diversionary work to statutory court orders in both community and custodial settings. From Youth Restorative Interventions to Detention and Training Orders, you will do it all – and of course we’ll give you all the specialist training and development you need to do a fantastic job.
What we’re looking for
The successful candidate will have either a Social Work qualification (and be SWE registered), a Probation Officer qualification or equivalent or a formal and relevant professional degree qualification.
- Youth justice, children’s social care or probation experience.
- Understanding of risk assessment, risk management and a clear focus on safeguarding young people and victims.
- In-depth knowledge of the legislative framework and legal proceedings that govern youth justice.
- Exceptional communication skills.
- Experience of multi-agency working.
Future4Me launched Countywide in February 2019 and brought together the Council's core offer to adolescents by building on the Youth Offending Team, Youth Hub and Early Help. Focusing on supporting young people aged 14-18, we have a dedicated hub comprising of staff with a focus on youth housing, diversion from youth justice, child exploitation, community interventions as well as our Psychology team.
The hub works to support our frontline practitioners, based in the localities, delivering interventions and services to children, young people and families.
We currently have 1 full time permanent position covering Boston & South Holland. The work base will be in Boston.
Along with a competitive salary of £34,723 - £38,296 we are offering;
- A Contributory pension
- Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
- Flexible working policies
- Career progression opportunities
- A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more
- Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th April 2023.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kirsty Forrester at Kirsty.firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time for an informal discussion.
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.