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Youth Justice Officer

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Youth Justice Officer to work within the Manchester City Council on a 6-week initial contract.

Location: Manchester

Job role/responsibilities:
The role holder will deliver high quality services to young people and their families aimed at preventing and reducing offending.

  • Prepare reports for court and other agencies in line with national, and other relevant standards.
  • Make appropriate assessments and supervise and/or manage pre-sentence interventions and enforce all sentences and Orders as appropriate.
  • Provide thorough care for young people serving Detention and Training Orders and other custodial sentences, and post release supervision in line with national and other relevant standards.
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to reduce and prevent youth offending.
  • Ensure that all tasks are carried out to National Standards requirements and performance meets locally agreed targets and outcomes.
  • Adhere to the Working Together guidance as well as locally agreed structures and policies to improve the safeguarding of children and young people who are on the caseload.
  • Ensure case recording is timely, accurate and complete and to take responsibility for the quality of data input, extracted and/or analysed from electronic or hard copy systems, to comply with MCC Data Quality Strategy.
  • Personal commitment to continuous self-development and service improvement.
  • Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communications.

Knowledge/Experience required:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, considering individual needs and accessibility issues, and to advise on sensitive issues in difficult situations, negotiating riskier demands.
  • Ability to identify patterns and trends impacting decisions, assess risks, and make informed assumptions.
  • Excellent time management skills, creating and prioritising work schedules, preparing in advance, and setting realistic timescales for self and others. Ability to visualise a sequence of actions needed to achieve goals and estimate required resources.
  • Ability to independently formulate a range of options for new or unfamiliar situations and select the appropriate course of action to produce logical and practical solutions. Ability to make uniform decisions independently.
  • Ability to find creative solutions without existing parameters or procedural frameworks.
  • Understands the importance of organisational strategy and individual contributions to it.
  • Familiarity with IT, including Excel and Word, and ability to learn Childview and other MCC systems.

If you are interested in this role or want further discussion, please contact Lewis O'Donnell either via email: or tel: 01772208962. Alternatively, if you have any friend or colleagues that might be interested, please feel free to refer them as we a have a referral scheme in place of up to £250.