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Youth Justice Practitioner - Social Work Qualified

  • Job reference: JTH190220
  • Location: Harlow, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Other YOT, 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 Essex. You will be working as a member of the multi-agency Youth Justice Service.

This is a full time (37 hours per week)temporary position, initially lasting for 3 months.

It is essential that you hold a valid DBS certificate dated within the last 12 months and also have experience writing pre-sentence reports and using ASSET+ to complete assessments.


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

* A recognised social work qualification i.e. Diploma, degree or master's in social work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent, and must also be registered with Social Work England.


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

Due to the high number of applications we receive, if you do not hear anything back within 7 days applying this means you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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.