Día de actualización: 13-02-2024
Tipo de empleo: Full-time, Permanent
Salario: £37,725 - £43,815 a year
Contenido de trabajo
Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?
Hounslow Council is an outstanding council serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships across the borough which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place, full of potential, but a borough hit hard -socially and economically -by Covid-19. We have stepped up for our residents and businesses like never before.
About the Role
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 requires all councils to establish a multi-agency youth offending service in partnership with the police, London Probation Trust and health service.
The principal aim of the Youth Offending Service (YOS) is to prevent and reduce the involvement of young people in criminal and anti-social behaviour. The YOS also has a duty to protect the public and to safeguard the young people themselves from harm.
We are recruiting for an experienced Youth Justice Professional who practices in a trauma sensitive, context aware way and who always holds children at the centre of their work. We require someone who is confident and competent in the use of case management systems and who importantly is committed to their own professional development.
In return we offer a supportive team of practitioners and managers, a wealth of specialist team input and an environment in which to grow and develop your practice.
1. To provide effective and high-quality case management and supervision of interventions with children in accordance with National Standards for Youth Justice Services.
2. To conduct assessments with children and families referred to the Youth Offending Service, including assessment of the child’s safety and well-being, their risk of re-offending and the likelihood of the child harming others.
3. To work effectively in partnership with colleagues from Children’s Social Care and other relevant agencies in pursuit of service objectives, including the sharing of information, collaborative working to safeguard children and young people from harm, protect the public and promote the well-being of children and young people.
4. To ensure children’s compliance and engagement with Court Orders in line with local and national standards.
1. You will have a clear understanding of the challenges faced by children who have offended and the factors that contribute to or prevent children’s desistance from further offending.
2. You will have experience in working with children who have offended or are at risk of offending - in either a voluntary or statutory setting – and be able to demonstrate that you have the ability to effectively engage with children and their parents/carers and to support their ongoing contact with services.
3. You will have the skills required to complete youth justice assessments to the required standard and within required timeframes and to develop collaborative plans with children and their families/carers to keep children safe and to reduce levels of risk of re-offending and possible harm to others.
4. You will have the skills required to deliver and oversee effective interventions with children who have offended and their families/carers and to be able to demonstrate the ability to reflect on practice.
To be considered for this position, you need to have a recognised qualification in Social Work or Probation Studies and/or demonstrable significant experience in the Youth Justice field. Applicants with a Social Work qualification are expected to be registered with Social Work England.
Essential for the Role
Enhanced DBS check is required for the role.
We Harness the Mix
We value diversity in its broadest sense. We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves, give of their best and reach their full potential. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to better understand our communities and deliver the best services for our residents.
We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We want to harness the mix and ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes. We will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
For more information about the position you can contact Andre van Rooyen (Andre.Vanrooyen@hounslow.gov.uk) on 0208 583 6363.
Interviews will be held during the week commencing 5th December 2022
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