Youth Offending Officer

Recruiter
Tradewind Recruitment - Social Care
Location
Hammersmith, Greater London
Salary
£21.65 - £27.13/hour
Posted
17 Jun 2017
Closes
17 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
There is a fantastic opportunity for a highly experienced Youth Offending Officer to work in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

The successful applicant will work in conjunction with the other workers in the Youth Offending Service to co-ordinate and administer various tasks to reduce crime by children and young people. To do so within the framework provided by Council and Departmental policies and practice guidelines, Home Office Standards, Youth Justice Board guidance and relevant legislation.

Main duties:
Undertake assessments with Youth Offending Team staff and deliver interventions to young people receiving final warnings
To assess young people who are at risk of having bail denied by the court and devise and implement suitable community programmes to support periods of
remand as and where appropriate
To assess young peoples 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 development of the young person
To work with young people in Detention Training Centre , secure units to reduce the risk of re-offending, promote their personal and educational development and prepare them for release
To ensure that due consideration is given to the religious persuasion, racial origin, cultural and linguistic needs of young people receiving a sentence
To undertake ‘appropriate adult’ duties for young people at police stations for
interview/charge
To participate in supervision and such training as required in the interests of service delivery and career development
To liaise, consult and work with colleagues from other agencies, including
magistrates, police, court clerks, probation, youth service, crown prosecution and the Children's Trust and Community Services Department

Essential skills and experience needed:
Experience of direct work with young people and their families at risk of offending or involved in offending or in an associated public sector setting
Ability to effectively and competently represent the YOT in a range of formal settings particularly the court environment gaining the confidence of sentence’s in the services provided by the youth offending service
Knowledge of the factors that put young people at risk of offending, current practice methods, relevant legislation and safeguarding procedures

Job requirements:
Must have a qualification in either Probation or Social Work (with a HCPC registration if qualified)
Must have a minimum of 3 years recent experience working as a Youth Offending Officer within a Local Authority
An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

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