Social Worker - Youth Offending Team

£36922 - £41881
04 Oct 2021
18 Oct 2021
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Part time permanent
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Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team


Part time Social Worker (26 hours)


£36,922 – £41,881


This post is open to both internal and external candidates


Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team has a proven track record of delivering excellent services to young people and their families who are at risk or involved in the Criminal Justice System. We continue to be a forward thinking and ambitious organisation, committed to improving outcomes for young people, their victims and creating a safer community. As a multi-disciplinary team, we continue to develop a range of collaborative approaches to working with our key partners to ensure that our service meets the increasing complexity of young people and the changing nature of risk. To this end,  Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team has invested in a service transformation project to develop trauma informed practice based on the Attachment, Regulation and Competency framework (ARC) and embedding the key Restorative Practice principles in promoting “Positive Youth Justice”.  


The successful applicant will be expected to complete a variety of tasks ranging from diversion assessments, the preparation of court and referral order reports to the delivery of face-to-face interventions. We are looking for a qualified Social Worker with the ability to effectively engage young people and their families and who have the energy and passion to make a genuine difference. The YOT is a multi-disciplinary team and you must have ability and attitude to work as part of the team around the child, contributing to the delivery of positive outcomes for young people. In return you will receive positive support and encouragement from the Management Team to release your own professional potential and as part of the City of Wolverhampton Children Services you will also have access to an extensive range of training and development opportunities.



The post holder will:

  • Qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Work England
  • Have excellent written, record keeping, report writing and communication skills
  • Have excellent analytical assessment, planning and reviewing skills.
  • Have extensive experience of working with complex young people at risk of offending and/or at high risk of harm
  • Have the confidence and experience of working and managing risk and safety & wellbeing within the community
  • Demonstrate the experience and capacity of forming and sustaining positive relationships with young people and their families
  • Demonstrate the skills and ability in developing and delivering intervention a range of interventions from a trauma informed perspective
  • Show the ability and experience of working within partnership networks, such as education environments/secure establishments to build professional relationships and advocate on behalf of young people
  • Be able to recognise the uniqueness of each young person and ensure that their practices evidence their ability to promote inclusion and reduce any disproportionality 
  • Show the ability and experience to work on own initiative and take lead responsibility were agreed for specific areas of practice and project developments, evaluating, and reviewing  impact
  • Demonstrate the skills and personality with a proven track record of being a motivating and highly effective member of a multi-disciplinary team, achieving best outcomes


This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


For further information on this post please contact either:


Celia Payne (Service Manager, Youth Offending Team) on 01902 553722 or email or Dave Cable (Operations Manager, Youth Offending Team)

Formal face to face panel interviews will be held on either           at the YOT offices at  Retreat Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0RG inline with COVID Safe Work Practices. Successfully shortlisted candidates will receive further details of the recruitment process.


For information on working in Social Care for City of Wolverhampton Council please go to:


Closing Date:

City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.


Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

Supporting documents
Social Worker JDPS - Childrens Services March 2016doc (2).pdf

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