Restorative Justice Worker
About Sandwell Children’s Trust
Things are happening and changing at pace here at Sandwell Children’s Trust. There’s lots going on, we have a great story to tell and we’re eager to make the most of the momentum we’ve achieved. Covering the 6 towns of Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich, we’re smaller than our surrounding neighbours, but big enough to make a difference to the lives of the children, young people and families we support, as well as your career. Keen to build on the close knit, family feel that our colleagues really embrace, we’re already revising our improvement plan and investing in additional resources to create manageable workloads, with an emphasis on working together in a supportive team environment. Our vision and purpose are clear, supported by well-defined structures, led by a strong and committed management and leadership team that is connected, listens, cares and acts…now all we need is for you to find your new home in Sandwell.
We’re passionate about improving the lives and outcomes of children, young people and families through robust multi-agency interventions. In addition to excellent career progression opportunities, with a clear and supported development path, we also offer agile working, with flexible and family friendly policies, that have a work/life balance at their core, plus lots, lots more…as you can see below.https://www.sandwellchildrenstrust.org/work-with-us/
As Restorative Justice Worker you will have direct contact with victims of youth crime to assess the impact of the crime on them and their families. Encouraging the victim to be involved in Restorative Practice within the Youth Offending Service. To support Restorative Processes within the Youth Offending Service promoting the benefits of victim involvement and reparation for victims, young people and the community, To provide good quality contact with victims of youth crime, to increase their confidence in the Youth Justice System.
To apply for this position you must have:
- Professional qualification in work with young people including or working towards NVQ level 4 (to include professional qualification in youth work, careers guidance, social work, teaching)
- A formal qualification or training restorative justice approaches would be desirable
- Experience of using restorative justice approaches to address the harm caused by crime
- Experience of engaging with people affected by crime
- At least 12 months experience of working with young people and parents
- Experience of working as part of a multi-agency team, preferably in youth justice or a related setting
- Good PC Skills
- Effective communication skills
The role is flexible.
- Balance your life and work with our family friendly policies
- Flexible working patterns that suit you
- Great technology to keep you connected
- Join a truly agile workforce
- Competitive salary with excellent benefits package
- Up to £6500 relocation package
- £1500 refer a friend scheme
And we’ll support you.
- High quality induction and appraisals
- Investment in reflective group supervision and supportive individual supervision
- Comprehensive training offer, including subscriptions to Community Care Inform (CCI) and Research in Practice (RiP)
- Nationally recognised Trauma informed Practice (TiP) training with Dr Karen Triesman
- Cultural Sensitivity sessions with Dr Prospera Tedam
- Clear and supported career progression
- We ‘grow our own’ here in Sandwell
- Leadership that truly knows the organisation… and cares about you
So, if you think your future could lie in Sandwell, then we’d love to hear from you.
To apply, please click the APPLY button.
Closing date for applications: 25th October 2021