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Youth Justice Practitioner

  • Job reference: JTH040619
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Youth Offending Team (YOT/YOS) Officer
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Job description: Responsibilities
*Reducing the risk of youths reoffending by regularly completing risk and vulnerability assessments as well as management plans.
*Using Asset+
*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
*CQSW, Dip SW, Degree in social work or a diploma in Probation Studies (You will not be considered for the role without this)

Necessary Experience required
*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
*Experience using Asset/AssetPlus