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Assistant Youth Offending Service Worker

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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £22,110 - £25,086   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: Kettering and Northampton   Reference: 21286

Closing date:

05 July 2020 at midnight
Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service (NYOS) is a successful partnership organisation working to prevent offending by children and young people, whilst helping to resolve offences for victims and protecting the public within your community. We are recruiting an Assistant Court Officer (ACO) based in our Kettering office, covering courts and working with young people across the county.

As an ACO you will play a key role in NYOS’ work in Youth, Magistrates and Crown Courts. You will be responsible for the assembly and management of YOS information that is placed before the Courts, and for ensuring that Court results are properly recorded and shared with relevant staff. Because of the crucial nature of these processes, you will have very good organisational and administrative skills and you will need to develop a strong understanding of the complex nature of Court hearings, and the needs of other agencies and staff with whom you will liaise.

You will attend Court regularly and represent NYOS in this challenging arena. You will be able to maintain a professional approach and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with people in different roles, and maintain the Court’s confidence in the quality of NYOS’ work.

You will engage with young people and their families before and after their hearings. This will include interviewing young people in custody to assess their safeguarding needs and contribute to developing bail packages so that wherever appropriate they can be bailed safely in the community rather than remanded to custody. You will already have engagement and assessment skills. Working alongside experienced probation officers, social workers, youth workers, teachers, and nurses, you will have the opportunity to develop these skills further.

This is a challenging and rewarding role and you will be contributing to the work of a team that is, alongside other stakeholders, developing innovative ways of working to ensure that the needs of each child are the foremost considerations in Youth Court hearings.

Educated to at least A level standard, the successful candidate will have the benefit of full training in post, and the potential to experience a range of tasks across the organisation. Some flexible working will be necessary and this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

If you can meet these challenges, we’d like to hear from you.

For informal enquiries or a discussion about the job, please contact the Recruiting Manager by clicking the ‘contact Recruiting Manager’ link in your ‘My Account’ tab on the job site.


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