Youth Offending Team Social Worker
This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Achieving for Children (RBWM)
£20,146 – £22,896 pa (actual salary)
Achieving for Children, Windsor & Maidenhead
25 hours per week.
09/12/2018 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 Social 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 qualified Social Worker, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as able to demonstrate the following:
- Working knowledge of Criminal Justice System in relation to young people and Youth Justice Practice.
- 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.
- 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 ASSET plus.
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 07792 319578 for an informal discussion.
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. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.
Closing date: 9 December 2018
Interviews: w/c 17 December 2018
How to applyPlease click the 'APPLY ONLINE' link below.