WYJS Practitioner - Social Worker
*** Please note that this vacancy is subject to restrictions i.e. to minimise compulsory redundancies, applications from existing employees (directly employed by Warwickshire County Council) will be considered and processed prior to any applications from external candidates. It is stressed that you should still apply as normal, since if we are unable to find a suitable internal candidate we will then look at the other applications we have received, rather than re-advertise the vacancy. ***
Warwickshire Youth Justice Service is a multi disciplinary team comprising of workers from Warwickshire County Council, Police, Health and Probation. We also work in partnership with Barnardos who provide a remand-fostering scheme.
We are looking for a qualified social worker experienced with young people, victims and their families to contribute to the work of the team that is varied interesting and demanding. The work will include direct work with young people and their families on both voluntary prevention and statutory interventions, court work, report writing, managing court orders, and possibly group work.Knowledge of the Youth Justice System is not essential as training and support through supervision will be provided. Training will meet the HCPC requirements. Applicants must be willing to participate in a Saturday Court Duty Rota, following training, once every four weeks and working county wide.
37.0 Hours per Week
There is a requirement to work in partnership within the criminal justice system, attending police interviews as appropriate adult, Criminal Courts as court duty officer and other forums such as Young Offenders Institutions, therefore the candidate will needs to be able to advocate fro the young person in formal settings.
Additional Information & How to Apply
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For further information about the role please contact Jeanette Staley on 01926 682660 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our method of application is online. If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply for this job' link please contact the Recruitment Centre.
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.
Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.
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