YOT Probation Worker

Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWHSYOT_1621355563
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 2021-05-18
  • Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-17
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind are currently recruiting for a YOT Probation Worker for Achieving for Chidren in Maidenhead.

About the service

This role is based within Windsor and Maidenhead Youth Offending Team, which sits within Windsor and Maidenhead Early Help Directorate. We are a multi-agency team coordinated by the Local Authority and overseen by the Youth Justice Board. Our main aim is to prevent anti-social and offending behaviour of children and young people, as a result we work with children and young people at different stages of the Criminal Justice System. We have a Prevention Service that supports children and young people who are at risk of engaging in anti-social and offending behaviour, an Early Intervention Service for children and young people who have come to the attention of the Police and have received an out of court disposal, and finally those children and young people who are subject to statutory interventions through the Court.

About the role
As the YOT Probation Link Worker you will be working with Prevention, Early Intervention and Statutory clients. Through a comprehensive written assessment of the young person and their family you will be identifying an individualised intervention plan, which will help and support them to reduce the risks of further anti-social or offending behaviour. When required you will be completing pre-sentence reports to assist the court in sentencing a young person. You will be completing direct work, either one to one or in a group setting, with young people and their families. Within your capacity of the role you will be supporting young people and their families to have access to a wide range of services through signposting to local and national services. You will be taking the lead in our partnership working with The National Probation Service, including overseeing cases transitioning from Children to Adult Services, attending team meetings within each service and providing updates, and developing our evidence based practice within the YOT and those cases transitioning. Through this role you will be contributing to our services broader aims to develop, plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate interventions to reduce first time entrants and re-offending

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree standard.
  • Qualified Probation Officer or Social Worker (HCPC registered).

Skills and experience

  • A good understanding of safeguarding and Child Protection procedures and processes.
  • Experience of working in a Social Care setting or Criminal Justice setting.
  • Experience of completing written assessments and reports, this could include on young people and families or adults in the Criminal Justice setting.
  • To maintain service standards including accurate and timely records, individual case file recording and contribute to the collection of information by using the computerised information system database and paper files as appropriate.
  • Experience of building and maintaining successful relationships with clients, on a one to one basis or in a group setting.
  • Experience of developing professional working relationships to strengthen partnership working and improve outcomes for individuals.
  • Ability to work as part of an effective and supportive team.
  • Understand and challenge all types of discrimination and to ensure that services are delivered in a way that reflects the diverse needs of our service users
  • Hold a valid driving licence and have daily use of car.
  • Desire to attend regular and relevant training and professional development to ensure knowledge, skills and understanding matters relating to offending behaviour and anti-social behaviour remain up to date.

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