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Youth justice probation officer

Job Description

I am currently recruiting for a youth justice probation officer to work in Bexley.

must be a qualified probation officer ideally candidate has some experience of working with adolescents candidates who have been involved in managing transitions from youth justice to probation would be desirable. Candidates will be working 3 days per week (21 hours) with the council, potential work directly with probation may happen for the other 2 days.

Work may include:

  • Working with people transitioning to 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 Requirement

  • 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
  • Evidence of working for a recognised provider of probation services in the last 5 years.
  • 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.
  • Experience of writing detailed reports to strict deadlines and quality standards, including Court reports including completion of the RSR tool, and parole reports.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements.

If you are interested in the role, please call Andy at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208962 or email