Youth Offending Practitioner - Essex

Essex, Essex
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTWSC240220A_1582544469
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-02-24
  • Location: Essex, Essex
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-24
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Offending Practitioner to join the YOT Team in Essex.

The role

Youth Offending Practitioners work to reduce offending by young people, working closely with family, schools and other relevant key agencies to address the factors leading to offending and representing the Youth Offending Service at relevant multiagency forums to secure better outcomes for young people.

With experience of working with complex young people and their families demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of all relevant legislation and a background in youth offending, social work, teaching, education welfare, health or policing.

  • Either a qualified and registered (HCPC) Social Worker or hold a professionally accredited qualification such as Teaching, Youth and Community work, Probation Studies.
  • Experience of working with complex children / young people or young adults in a criminal justice/care setting and an understanding of the issues that affect young people and children.
  • Excellent communication skills and IT literate and ensure high quality recording on YOS case management system.
  • An ability to work on your own initiative and manage competing demands when under pressure and awareness of own strengths and area for development and a commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Ability to challenge young people, their attitudes and behaviours, in an appropriate and positive manner and a commitment to working in partnership with young people, their parents/carers and others involved in the young person's life.
  • Adept at working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and across organisational boundaries.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

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