Youth Justice Officer
£16.24 per hour
We are currently recruiting for a Youth Justice Officer on a temporary contract, working Full time hours.
The main purpose of this role is to work in a multi-agency Youth Justice Service to provide a service to children and young people who are involved in the criminal justice system and their families. The aim is to help manage risk and vulnerability ensuring that children and young people have opportunities to help prevent their further involvement in crime whilst overseeing and planning an integrated package of support.
Key Role Descriptors:
* The role holder will deliver high quality services to young people and their families aimed at preventing and reducing offending.
* The role holder will make clear assessments in relation to risk of harm to the public, risk of re -offending and of offence related needs in order to allocate appropriate and targeted resources to the reduction and prevention of youth offending.
* The role holder will develop and implement programmes/interventions based on principles of effective practice for all children and young people and their families in contact with the team.
* The role holder will manage a caseload and ensure that information systems are maintained in order that national and other standards can be effectively assessed.
Responsibilities of the role:
* Prepare reports for court and other agencies in line with national, and other relevant standards.
* Make appropriate assessments and supervise and/or manage pre-sentence interventions and enforce all sentences and Orders as appropriate.
* Provide thorough care for young people serving Detention and Training Orders and other custodial sentences, and post release supervision in line with national and other relevant standards.
* Work in partnership with other agencies to reduce and prevent youth offending.
Ensure that all tasks are carried out to National Standards requirements and performance meets locally agreed targets and outcomes.
* Adhere to the Working Together guidance as well as locally agreed structures and policies to improve the safeguarding of children and young people who are on the caseload.
* Ensure case recording is timely, accurate and complete and to take responsibility for the quality of data input, extracted and/or analysed from electronic or hard copy systems, to comply with MCC Data Quality Strategy.
* Personal commitment to continuous self-development and service improvement.
* Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communications
To be considered for this role you must be:
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Car Owner/Driver
* Enhanced DBS
Please email your CV to: [Click here to apply] or call: [Click here to apply] for further details.
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