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Youth Offending Service Worker

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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £30,332 - £33,568   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: Kettering and Northampton   Reference: 21242

Closing date:

05 July 2020 at midnight
Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service is recruiting a YOS worker into a case manager post. We have office bases in Northampton and Kettering, but the service is countywide, and you might be required to work anywhere within the county. The role encompasses both case management of children and young people in the criminal justice system, and work in the Youth and Crown Courts.

A professional qualification is an essential requirement for this role, so you will have a nationally recognised qualification as a Youth Worker, Nurse, Probation Officer, Social Worker, Teacher or equivalent. Some flexible working will be necessary and this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

You will be experienced in undertaking complex assessments with children and young people, writing reports and designing/delivering interventions and, if you have experience of working in a Youth Offending Service, so much the better. You will have strong case management skills, including completion of timely assessments and case records. You will be a confident and credible communicator with children and young people, their parents/carers, victims of crime, professional colleagues and in formal environments such as the Youth and Crown Courts.

You will work in partnership with colleagues inside and outside the YOS. This will include representing our service in multi-agency meetings and at Court, presenting professionally to other agencies, magistrates and judges. You will be expected to offer a range of approaches to your work, which are responsive to the needs of individuals. The young people we work with can live chaotic lifestyles, and your persistence and determination will be important to your ability to engage, and re-engage with those who need you most. Working in the community, you will see clients both in our offices and in various community venues, including their own homes. You will also be expected to engage with young people whilst in custodial establishments. Whatever the environment, you will be skilled at building and sustaining professional relationships swiftly to maximise the impact of your work.

The Youth Offending Service is a highly successful statutory partnership which is required to reduce the offending of children and young people; reduce the incidence of harm to potential victims; repair existing harm where possible and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people with whom we work. You must be able to identify and act upon risks, and do so swiftly when required.

If you are a qualified professional with the drive and ability to meet the challenges laid out above, then we would like to hear from you.

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