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Youth Justice Officer

Walsall Council
£34,834- £39,186
Closing date
18 Aug 2024

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Youth Justice Officer x 2 - Ref: CH02724

Salary G8 £34,834 - £39,186 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Youth Justice Service (YJS) in Walsall. We are a multi-agency service with the principle aim of preventing and reducing youth offending in Walsall in line with our ‘Child First’ vision.

Walsall Youth Justice is a service that is continually improving and striving for excellence; we are keen that the successful candidates continue to achieve the best results for children and young people in Walsall and their victims.

We’re looking for practitioners who are enthusiastic, committed and up for the challenge of working with some of the most disadvantaged children/families in our society who often have multiple and complex needs including mental health, substance misuse and special educational needs. If you’re able to assess their needs, develop intervention plans, review and monitor their progress and work within a complex multi-agency and multi-disciplinary context including courts, this role may be perfect for you.

Walsall YJS are committed to giving you lots of learning and development opportunities to help you achieve your goals. Additionally, your well-being is important to us, so we offer a flexible and supportive working environment that provides a positive work/life balance; including generous annual leave.


You will need to be a qualified social worker, probation officer, or have a relevant, good quality honours degree in addition to the Youth Justice Effective Practice Certificate (or PCEP) or be prepared to complete this in your first year of employment.

View Job Description and Employee Specification

Closing date for applications: Sunday 18 th August, recruitment process to take place on 9 th and/or 10 th September. Further details to be provided should you be shortlisted.

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. Please see our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

For an informal discussion please contact Frances Bate or Kelly Rutherford on 01922 650400

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people and vulnerable adults.

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas.

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