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Youth Offending Team Officer

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are looking to hire a Youth Offending Team Officer to work with Barnet Council on a 3-month contract.

Location: Barnet

Job role/responsibilities:
The purpose of the job is to work as part of a multi-agency team preventing offending by children and young people by delivering a range of interventions in line with statutory requirements and national and local priorities for youth justice and children's services.

  • To supervise the statutory orders that children and young people become subject to that are the responsibility of the Youth Offending Service.
  • To ensure the sentence of the court is delivered by encouraging and facilitating compliance by young people with their court orders and to use enforcement processes in cases where young people do not comply with their court orders.
  • To prepare pre-sentence, referral order reports and other reports according to national standards.
  • To represent the Youth Offending Service at the Youth Court and other Courts, including the Crown Court as required, including Saturday, Bank Holiday, and any other occasional Courts.
  • In partnership with children's service social work teams to provide support for young people remanded to Local Authority accommodation to enable them to remain in the community and reduce any risk of re-offending.
  • To work in partnership with the Secure Estate visiting and delivering a service to young people who are remanded or sentenced to custody to address their offending behaviour and related issues in preparation for release and to facilitate their resettlement into the community.
  • To attend as required as an Appropriate Adult at PACE interviews of young people who are arrested.
  • To manage a caseload and undertake direct work with children, young people and their parents/carers, including lone working, undertaking home visits and meeting young people at other community venues.
  • To make accurate, clear assessments of risk in relation to harm to the public, dangerousness, re-offending, and vulnerability and to develop and implement a risk management plan.


  • A professional qualification in social work, probation, youth and community work, health, education OR relevant degree and experience of working with children and young people.

Knowledge/Experience required:

  • Experience of direct work with challenging and hard to engage children and young people.
  • Experience of direct work with offenders.
  • Experience of working within a statutory framework.
  • Working and detailed knowledge of the causes of crime.
  • Working and detailed knowledge of safeguarding children's issues.
  • Working and detailed knowledge of the youth justice system.
  • Working and detailed knowledge of the assessment and management of risk in terms of dangerousness, reoffending, and vulnerability.

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 £400.