Youth Offending Team Worker
Achieving for Children (RBWM)
£28,715 - £32,050 per annum • £14,357 - £16,025 pro rata
Achieving for Children
Full Time/Part Time
1x 37 hours • 1 x 18 ½ hours • Fixed term – 12 months, Maternity Cover • 0.5 fte 1 year contract.
19/08/2018 at 23:59 PM
Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.
Achieving for Children has been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
We are looking for a Youth Offending Team Worker to join our team in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We work with young people who are at risk of engaging in offending behaviour or who have committed an offence, and support them to help make positive changes in their lives so they do not re-offend or cause further harm to the community. This includes promoting restorative justice and working with victims. In addition, we help to support young people with any safeguarding needs they may have, in order to promote their personal safety and wellbeing.
As a Youth Offending Team Worker for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
- To manage remand and bail support packages, and provide additional support to young people remanded into Local Authority accommodation in line with National Standards, and Effective Practice Principles, and to participate in the Court Duty Rota system which includes, attending and speaking in Court, receiving referrals and responding to any situations that may arise.
- To write Referral Order reports, Pre-Sentence reports, Specific Sentence Reports, YRO Review Reports, Child Protection Case Conference and for any other requirements for reporting feedback.
- To take case management responsibility for young people on Prevention, Early Intervention, Community Orders or custodial sentences in line with National Standards and Effective Practice Principles. Undertaking all risk management and vulnerability management as required.
- Devise and deliver group work and co-ordinate and jointly deliver group work with other agencies.
- To undertake assessment on young people at any stage of their involvement with the Youth Offending Team including Prevention, Out of Court Disposals and Statutory cases.
- To participate in the duty system and rota as required to provide staffing cover.
- To ensure young people and their families have access to a wide range of services the post holder will be required to having a working knowledge of what local and national services can offer and liaise with external agencies, including Police, Health, Education and other.
- Be able and willing to undertake projects according to service need and lead on specialisms ie: parenting, reparation.
- To work flexibly in meeting the needs of children and their families. This may include working in the evenings and at weekends.
To be a Youth Offending Team Worker for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
- Working knowledge of Criminal Justice System in relation to young people and Youth Justice Practice.
- An understanding of Child Protection and the need to follow safeguarding procedures.
- Experience of working in social, educational, health, youth, community or youth justice setting.
- Able to build clear, direct and open relationships based on trust and mutual respect, with a range of individuals, groups and organisations.
- Understanding of child protection issues and able to maintain a child-focused approach at all times.
- Experience of working collaboratively in a multi-agency context to achieve the best outcomes for young people.
- Able to seek help from colleagues and managers and recognise when this is needed.
- Understanding diversity issues and the barriers to equality of opportunity and a commitment to working with diverse communities.
- Time management and organisational skills.
- Able to use common Microsoft packages and ASSETplus.
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Kathryn Barraclough on 01628 683280 or Mobile: 07792319578 for an informal discussion.
Closing date: 19 August 2018
Interview date: 28 August 2018
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.