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Probation officer

Job Description

I am currently recruiting for a probation officer to work alongside the youth offending team in Liverpool on an initial 6 month contract.

Candidates will be working within a YOS team to identify, manage and prepare appropriate young adult for transition into adult services in line with Transitions to adulthood best practice, and Maintain a Transitions to adulthood activity tracker to ensure all key activity is accounted for.

LOCATION: Liverpool

HOURS: 37 hours per week

PAY RATE: £26.45

Full Job Description

Depending on the role, work may include:

  • Working with people on probation to analyse and address their behaviour;
  • Assessing offender needs;
  • The preparation and delivery of reports (Court, Parole etc)
  • The assessment and management of the risk of serious harm posed by individuals
  • Accurate case recording
  • Deliver and lead accredited programmes in adherence to the Programme Manual
  • Able to facilitate learning events, provide guidance, support, feedback and mentoring to operational staff across the Probation Service through a programme of learning events.
  • The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.

Essential Requirements

  1. Possession of a Probation Qualification Framework Graduate Diploma/ Honours Degree in Community Justice integrated with Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice, or a recognised qualification by the Secretary of State for Justice as per Section 10 of the Offender Management Act 2007.
  2. Evidence of working for a recognised provider of probation services in the last 5 years.
  3. Experience and knowledge of evidence based practice and risk/needs assessment tools, including OASys, SARA and RSR, for risk assessment and management, including the ability to use/learn quickly.
  4. Experience of writing detailed reports to strict deadlines and quality standards, including Court reports including completion of the RSR tool, and parole reports.
  5. Experience of using and maintaining Probation Service computer based systems to produce, update and maintain records and other documentation within agreed timescales - NDelius and OASys.
  6. Working knowledge of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements.

Anyone interested can email an up to date CV to or call Andy on 01772 208962