In Camden we are committed to ensuring that all young people succeed, do well in their education and if they need additional support and help, they are able to access a range of exciting and targeted youth support options. Camden YOS is a high performing service, that sets high standards for achieving positive outcomes for children at risk of offending.
We want young people to maximise their potential for growth and development, become resilient and thereby remaining in education, stay safe, and develop healthier and more positive lifestyles
We are looking for an inspirational Youth Offending Service Team Manager to provide expert operational day to day leadership for their teams and to ensure services are delivered in line with local and national standards, ensuring safe, effective and consistent delivery with the primary objective to deliver high quality outcome focused youth justice provision to young people in Camden. You will be passionate about achieving better outcomes for children and young people known to the YOS and deliver Camden’s vision for children and young people through the provision of integrated youth offending services for young people and their families.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
You will have significant experience of case management within a youth offending setting, managing staff and performance, and quality assurance. To be considered for this post it is essential that you have a proven record of delivering high quality services and interventions to very vulnerable young people. It is also a pre-requisite that you possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of legislative framework and polices relating to young peoples’ services. This includes safeguarding, child protection, criminal justice and can demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the Youth Offending and the Youth Justice System, the Youth Justice Board and its requirements and the role of the Ministry of Justice. You will have demonstrable experience in the ability to lead, motivate and manage multi-disciplinary staff teams in a range of work environments and contexts. You will hold considerable experience of case management oversight as well as understanding of the concepts of the Good Lives Model, Trauma informed practice and Theories of Desistance.
You will need to hold a degree level qualification in any of the following professions
- Social Work (HCPC registered)
- Youth and Community work
- A relevant qualification such as Youth Justice, Psychology, Counselling, or Substance misuse
- Management Qualification or willing to undertake management training.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
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Closing dates for applications: Sunday 9th December 2018
Interviews to be held: December 2018
Please quote reference: 180000Y9