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Youth Offending Service Worker

Job reference: HQ00044718
Up to £25.00 per hour
Youth Offending


This vacancy has now expired.

Sanctuary Criminal Justice is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Youth Offending Service Worker to work in Greenwich.

The pay rate for this locum social worker job is £25 (LTD Company Equivalent) per hour and is a 3-month contract.

Responsibilities of the Service Worker:
- Undertake holistic assessments of children, young people and their families which identify risk and protective factors and analyse the underlying causes of their offending, ensuring their views are reflected to inform decision making and how approaches are adapted to work with them.
- Work creatively in developing and delivering interventions with the child and their parent or carer which focus on the criminogenic need and strengthen factors for desistance. This will involve using imaginative approaches and could include one-to-one or group work. The interventions should be regularly reviewed.
- Engage and motivate children and young people in a meaningful and creative way in accordance with National Standards and statutory/voluntary requirements, which promotes compliance with their Order and allows for the development of a trusting, professional relationship.
- To work in a multi-disciplinary team and to work effectively in partnership with staff based in relevant agencies, fostering strong relationships that promote positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.
- To prepare Pre-Sentence Reports to the Courts, following assessment, giving proposals for intervention to reduce offending, about the welfare of the child.
- To prepare reports for Referral Order Panels and attend the Panel to support volunteer panel members with information about suitable interventions.
- To attend Court when required working as the Youth Offending Service representative, providing advice and support to young people, their families and the judiciary and to undertake bail assessments and produce bail support packages for Court.
- To develop interventions with the parents of children and young people referred to the Service in order to provide them with support and develop their parenting skills; enable parents and carers to support their child to complete their pre-court disposal or statutory court order.
- Undertake YOS office duty as part of a rota system.
- Undertake home visits as required to support work with a child, young person, parent or carer.
- To demonstrate a high level of skill in managing high risk complex cases.
- To demonstrate an ability to problem, solve complex situations and provide creative solutions in addressing barriers to engagement.
- Utilise a systemic approach including trauma informed and restorative practice.

Requirements of the Youth Offending Service Worker:
- Significant experience within Youth Offending

This Youth Offending Service Worker job is advertised by Nicole Green; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.