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Youth Justice Service Officer

  • Job reference: JTH010920
  • Location: Colwyn Bay, Conwy
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: YOT Management, Youth Offending Team (YOT/YOS) Officer
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Job description: A new opportunity has become available for an experienced Youth Justice Worker to join a team based out of Colwyn Bay in North Wales.

The position would be working full time hours (37 hours, Monday-Friday) on a temporary contract which is initially due to run for 6 months. You would also be required to cover a Saturday Court rota, which is usually one in every 5 weeks.You will be handling a case load of up to 20 at any given time.

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.
* Experience of CSE
* Experience using ASSETPLUS

Desirable Qualifications:
* Degree in Social Work, Youth Justice Studies or a qualification in Probation Studies

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

It is essential that you hold a valid Enhanced DBS certificate.

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.