HillingdonCouncil: Putting our residents first
About the service
'Want a rewarding job with one of London’s most innovative Youth Offending 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 young people, families and community say “my son is so much more focused now all down to you”, “I wish we had the services that the YOS have given us sooner you have changed our lives”, “if it wasn’t for my case manager I would still be offending”. Hillingdon YOS 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, CAHMS, Education and Participation Officers and Substance Misuse that provide a holistic approach to rehabilitation all under one roof.
Hillingdon YOS is located in the centre of Uxbridge within a purpose built, self-contained annex to the main civic centre with a fantastic working environment including your own desk space, ample rooms to see young people, hold meetings and designated reception area. With Uxbridge Station just a 5 minute stroll away, 4 day a week car parking and easy links to main travel routes combined with great shopping and restaurants it’s a fabulous place to work.
About the job
As a key member of the team you will manage cases from Out of Court Disposals through to Custody utilising your interpersonal skills to engage with young people, 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 young people and their families.
About the person
We are seeking a qualified Social Worker/Senior Social Worker who has passion, enthusiasm and determination to work with young people within the Criminal Justice System. You will work in conjunction with colleagues within the YOS and Social Care in order to provide effective, collaborative intervention and risk management to safeguard and support vulnerable young people.