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Qualified Social Worker - Youth Justice

  • Job reference: JTH190918
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Other YOT, YOT Management, Youth Offending Team (YOT/YOS) Officer
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Job description: A new opportunity has arisen for a fully qualified social worker to make a difference with youth offenders in the Hertfordshire. You will be working as a member of the multi-agency Youth Justice Service. You will be reporting to the Youth Justice Service Manager and will handle several different tasks and responsibilities on a daily basis, including:

*Reducing the risk of youths reoffending by regularly completing risk and vulnerability assessments as well as management plans.
*Providing supportive relationships to younger people, their families and carers using your specialist skills.
*Liaising and collaborating with other agencies who work with young offenders. Providing information on changes in legislation, practice and procedures.
*Managing caseloads including the full range of referral, community and custodial orders.
*Attending youth crown courts when is needed.
*Carrying out regular risk assessments and use internal and external agencies to monitor risks of reoffending.
Qualifications Needed
*Degree in Social Work or equivalent

Necessary Experience required
*To have prior experience working with youth offenders and the criminal justice system and of implementing the Children Act of 1989 and 2004 and criminal justice legislation.
*Experience of preparing and presenting pre-sentence/other reports.
*Ability to recognise and deal effectively with safeguarding issues

Key Skills Needed
*Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with a wide variety of people (young people, their families, other agencies and professionals)
*Strong organisational skills
*Ability to work well and remain relaxed under pressure
*Good level of it skills, proficient in Microsoft Office
*Being able to take own initiative as well as part of a team

If this sounds like you, please get in touch with Jake at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208968, or apply now!

Referral Bonus: Service Care Solutions offer a referral bonus of £250 for every new candidate you refer to us that we place in a position for more than 13 weeks, so please forward our details if you know of someone that may be interested and suitable in the position advertised.