Youth Justice Worker
About the role
Do you have excellent engagement skills with children and young people, and would like to put them to good use?
Can you build strong relationships with others? If so, then you might be really well-suited to Youth Justice work!
The East Sussex Youth Justice Service is seeking a Youth Justice Worker to join our fantastic Youth Justice team based in Eastbourne, supporting children to prevent the risk of re-offending.
The East Sussex Youth Justice Service is a multi-agency team. Their overall aim is to support children and young people who receive out of court disposals and statutory court orders to improve their outcomes and to deliver high-quality practice.
There are a whole range of different skills people can bring to the role. I find the work very rewarding and enjoy the variety this type of work brings. Gary, Day Service Support Worker
The ideal candidate for this role will have:
- A passion for, and experience of, direct work with children and young people, undertaking assessments and delivering interventions.
- Experience of delivering individual and group work sessions, to challenge, motivate and engage children and young people.
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application, be sure to address how you meet the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests. In particular, focus on the following:
- Understanding of criminal justice legislation in the context of youth justice
- Organisational, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
- Ability to relate effectively to children
- Experience of working with key partners to improve public protection and to safeguard the needs of children and young people.
Interviews will take place in person at the Youth Justice Service Office, 10 Brodrick Close, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9NQ.
Youth justice work is a privilege and offers the chance to support children and young people to move away from crime. How often are you able to support a child or young person to maximise their future life chances? In this job you can every day.
Hours of work are 37 a week, generally day time but they need to be flexible so you must be able to work some late evenings and Saturdays.
The role does require transporting children and young people, where needed, to appointments and activities. Therefore a full, clean, UK driving licence is a must, along with access to a suitable vehicle.
The post will be based at Hampden Park, Eastbourne, working with children from around the county.
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, contact Sarah-Jane Pateman, Practice Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a phone call.
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This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.