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Youth Justice Officer / Practitioner

P01/P03 £33,627 - £39,855 p.a.

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Children’s Services
P01/P03 £33,627 - £39,855 p.a.
1 Permanent & 1 fixed term until 30/06/2019
Full time 35 hours per week
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50 Isledon Road
P01/P03 £33,627 - £39,855 p.a.
29/04/2018 23:59

Youth Justice Officer / Practitioner

Islington Youth Offending Service (YOS) aims to prevent crime, and the fear of crime, by ensuring that services are targeted at children and young people in the criminal justice system, while ensuring the needs of victims and our communities are taken into account in all that we do. We are therefore seeking two experienced, enthusiastic, and confident practitioners, for one permanent position, and one fixed term contract until end June 2019. Islington has seen vast improvements in performance in the last 12 months which has been achieved with a stable staffing team. We are now in a position to recruit 2 new case managers to the team.

Successful applicants will have the skills to work effectively in assessing young people, within a multi-agency setting to safeguard children, prevent reoffending, and protect victims and the wider public. Candidates will need to demonstrate the capacity to work in a diverse, densely populated borough, and with a cohort of young people who display a complex range of needs.

These roles involve case management of youth sentences, including community disposals, bail and remand, and custodial sentences. It will be important to build effective and supportive relationships with young people, their family/carers and partner agencies. Youth Justice officers are required to complete accurate and thorough assessments using Asset Plus. They will also ensure that plans and interventions are coordinated, innovative, creative, and centred around the young person’s needs and risk. These roles involve providing written and oral reports to the Youth and Crown Courts, and acting as Court Officer when required.

The successful applicants will hold a professional qualification in social work, probation, youth and community work, health, education OR relevant degree with appropriate experience of working with children and young people.

Closing date: Sunday 29 April 2018 at 23:59

Interview and test date: Friday 11 May 2018

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Helena Shine, Team Manager YOS on 0207 527 7088  or at

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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