Qualified Social Worker - Youth Offending Service

Tradewind Recruitment - Social Care
£24.02 - £29.93/hour
13 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fabulous opportunity for a Qualified Social Worker to join a Youth Offending Service in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley.

To supervise a range of community-based orders aimed at preventing offending by young people, namely Action Plan Orders, Reparation Orders, Supervision Orders, Probation Orders, Combination Orders, Detention and Training Orders and Section 91/2s.

Main duties:
To carry a caseload, in providing a service, within the specific team function
Undertaking thorough and effective assessments of need, risk and circumstances (ASSET) and developing interventions in order to reduce offending behaviour in children and young people
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of work undertaken with young offenders and their families using the YOIS information system
Working closely with a range of external agencies including police, courts, schools, reparation providers and community projects with a view to successful integration of children and young people into their communities
Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
To ensure that the line manager is kept informed of major developments and the problems arising from the workload and to seek advice on these, as necessary
Hold a full caseload of high risk statutory Court orders including Youth rehabilitation orders with requirements and DTO cases
Participating in and contributing to all appropriate training, supervision and team meetings within the YOT
Undertaking any other duties as may be appropriate to the level and nature of the post as determined by the YOT Manager
To visit Courts within the black country for both youth and crown court matters and secure estate facilities across the midlands region

Essential skills and experience needed:
A good understanding of legislation relating to criminal youth proceedings, national standards and risk management practice and procedures is essential as is the preparation of pre-sentence reports
Experience of Asset plus assessments planning and Child view database recording (or similar) is essential
Full working knowledge of legislation relevant to young offenders, i.e. Crime & Disorder Act 1998 and Children’s Act 1998
Knowledge of restorative justice practices and offending behaviour programmes to reduce offending by young people
Ability to undertake comprehensive assessments of young people who offend (ASSET) in a non-discriminatory way and to develop and implement, in partnership with other professionals, effective plans
Ability to build good working relationships and engage young people and their families in professional and, where appropriate, sustained relationships
Knowledge of Key Elements of Effective Practice to reduce re-offending by young people and to be able to translate into practice

Job requirements:
All applicants must be Social Work qualified with an in date HCPC registration
Minimum of 3 years recent experience working in a YOS within a Local Authority
An enhanced DBS of satisfactory level is essential
Must have a full UK driving licence with access to own car

Our promise to you:
A highly experienced recruitment consultant who will provide you with regular updates about vacancies across the uk
Career guidance alongside our free CV writing service
Free yearly DBS disclosures
Prompt and reliable payroll service
Prompt and reliable payroll service
Excellent aftercare service
£100 referral fee – terms and conditions apply

Due to a high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to applications who meet the needs of our clients