This is a full time permanent post based in the specialist Youth Offending Service.
Interview Date: Friday 7th June 2019
For an informal discussion, please contact Gill Clark, Adolescent Service Manager- Youth Offending or Pippa Peacock, Advanced Practitioner on 01273 296169
Brighton & Hove City Council Adolescent Services is part of a multi-agency Service based within Children's Safeguarding & Care services in Brighton & Hove under the Families, Children & Learning Directorate. The service works with young people who are either at risk of family or care breakdown, using substance or offending. We target the most high risk and vulnerable adolescents in the city, providing intensive joined up support to them and their families to effect change.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the busy and dynamic team specialising in youth offending, as part of the Brighton & Hove Adolescent Service. This post will involve working with young people across a range of interventions, including prevention and diversion as well as young people subject to statutory orders, both in the community and custody. You will provide a service to the local magistrate and crown courts and undertake weekend duties as required to reduce custodial remands.
You will be working in close partnership with colleagues in the Adolescent Service as well as partners in Education, Health, Police, Probation, Community Safety and voluntary sectors. You will be responsible for undertaking comprehensive risk assessments and planning and delivering interventions to meet the needs of young people and their families. The role requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience of working effectively with challenging children and/ or young people. You will deliver individually tailored programmes that achieve the best outcomes for young people at risk of offending, exploitation, vulnerability or harm. We are looking for someone who brings enthusiasm, dynamism and creativity to the role and who has a sound knowledge and understanding of youth justice and the respective dilemmas and issues of working with young people in this context.
Please be aware that the role of Adolescent Worker requires a level of professional qualification equivalent to social work. Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
- A competitive salary
- Career average pension scheme
- Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
- An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
- Staff discounts
- A range of other staff benefits
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As part of your application, you will need to complete a supporting statement. To help you, some guidance has been attached to the advert under ‘files’.
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.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. 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.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.