Youth Offending Officer - North London

North London, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW1408C_1565792203
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-08-14
  • Location: North London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-13
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We have a brilliant opportunity for a YOT Officer in North London.

The successful candidate will hold case responsibility for young people aged 10-17, including those on statutory Court Orders and to supervise and operate these in line with National Standards and other relevant criminal justice and child care legislation related to children and young people.

Main Duties:

To assess young people's offending behaviour and personal circumstances with a view to identifying the most appropriate service response which minimises the risk of re-offending and promotes the personal and skill development of the young person

To prepare reports, including Pre-Sentence Reports, Crown Court Reports and Referral Order reports to a high standard ensuring that there is a thorough analysis of the offence and offender assessment has been completed

To take responsibility for reporting any safeguarding, changes in risk levels, or child protection concerns through the line management structure and follow departmental policies and procedures

To contribute, as required to the core tasks of the service - including, duty, appropriate adults, supervision of young people and Court

To supervise young people on Court Orders according to National and Local guidelines

To prepare high quality court reports and other reports as required for professional meetings, in a timely fashion as agreed by line manager

Attend court if appropriate to represent young people

To ensure that due consideration is given to the religious persuasion, racial origin, cultural and linguistic needs of young people and their families

To record work using client database, including ASSET Plus assessments and relevant risk and vulnerability documents

Participate in staff meetings, team around child meetings and various other professional meetings when necessary

Essential Skills and Experience Needed:

Knowledge of the risk and protective factors as they relate to young offenders

Ability to manage the supervision of young people in the community according to effective practice principles and to National Standards

Ability to make accurate assessments of the risk factors which have contributed to youth offending and to assess the issues pertaining to young people at risk of offending or in need

High standard of literacy in relation to court reports and other official documentations

Ability to work collaboratively with professionals in order to implement a multi-agency response to youth offending and the needs of young people

Ability to case record using computer database

Job Requirements:

Candidates must hold a recognised qualification in Social Work or be a qualified Probation Officer (PO2) or educated to degree level with substantial experience of working with vulnerable adolescents

An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Must have a minimum of 2 years' experience working within Youth Offending Service

To discuss this opportunity further please contact ALEX BLYTH on 02037436103

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