An opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of young people in Wandsworth.
As a successful candidate you will be part of a multiagency team and will manage a generic caseload of young offender’s subject to court orders, produce reports for Courts, Community Panels or the secure estate and deliver interventions to young people and their families in order to reduce offending.
You will need to have a professional qualification in Social Work or Probation and an understanding of legislation relevant to youth justice, for example the Crime & Disorder Act 1998, Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 and Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
You must have recent experience of working directly with young people and their families and be able to implement individual and groupwork programmes involving young people and at times deal with challenging behaviour. You must demonstrate a commitment to equality and diversity, in line with Wandsworth’s Equal Opportunity Policy.
Also essential are effective written and verbal communication, good IT and organisational skills and the ability to work flexibly - including evenings where necessary - to deal with competing demands.
In return, along with relevant training and development opportunities, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include compressed hours and home working (dependent on service need) and a generous annual holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
For further information please contact Richard Cooper or Nicky Nicholls, YOT Operational Managers, on 0208 871 6222.
Please Note: We do not accept CVs.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.