YOS Restorative Justice Worker
Management Grouping: Education & Children’s Services
Team: Youth Offending Service (YOS)
Salary: £28,152 – £33,120 per annum
Contract: Permanent / 36 hours per week
Closing Date: 5th August 2019
Job reference: ECS0000491
We are seeking a full time, permanent Restorative Justice (RJ) Worker in our Youth Offending Service (YOS).
Bexley YOS is part of a successful partnership and at the heart of developments to prevent crime and promote the inclusion of young people in Bexley. The service is multi-agency and co-ordinates and delivers all youth justice services for children and young people aged 10-17 years who have been referred by police or Courts.
The YOS is co-located with education and children’s social care and supports children and families through challenging times, whilst being attentive to safeguarding, public protection and the wider harm that their behaviour can have in the community. The work will involve leading reparation and victim services as well as volunteer recruitment, training, supervision and retention across both statutory and YOS prevention services.
We are a high performing service and welcome candidates who share our obsession to help children and young people overcome barriers to achieve and succeed. You should hold a relevant youth justice and restorative practice qualification and have experience of working with children and families within the field of youth justice including Court, Appropriate Adult, out of court and prevention services. Ideally you will also have direct experience of delivering RJ conferences and developing high quality services. It is important that you have a creative approach, plenty of energy, initiative and the ability to forge effective partnerships with other agencies.
Bexley Children’s Services has adopted Signs of Safety as its practice model. This strengths and solution focused ethos of working with families and colleagues is threaded throughout all areas of Children’s Social Care. As part of your role you will work alongside this practice framework.
Bexley provides exceptional training, development and supervision and our YOS staff retention rates are excellent.
Come and join us to deliver excellent services to young people, their parents, victims and the wider community. The successful candidate will be given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge across children’s services.
Attendance at evening community panels and reparation services for quality assurance oversight will be required on occasion.
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service
What we offer:
- 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
- Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
- An excellent working environment at our fantastic offices
- Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
- Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
- Performance Related Pay
- MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
View more about our employment deal here.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Severine Aare, Service Manager on 020 3045 5054.
Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.
- Closing Date for your application: 05/08/2019
- Please visit https://jobs.bexley.gov.uk/wrlive to find out more and apply. CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
- Anticipated interview date: 15/08/2019
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
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