Youth Offending Service Officer
Join us as a Youth Offending Service Officer and you will be joining an experienced multi agency team comprising professionals from the local authority, police, probation, education and health. You will undertake assessments of young people who are subject to Out Of Court Disposals and Court imposed Criminal Orders to understand the reasons why they have offended. You will then work in partnership with the young person, their parents and carers and other relevant professionals to devise and deliver a plan of intervention aimed at reducing their risk of becoming involved in offending again.
You will undertake group work with young people, completing reparation and offending behaviour prorammes. You will act as an appropriate adult for young people that have been arrested, ensuring that their rights are represented whilst in police custody. You will also undertake work in court, providing high quality information that enables Judges and Magistrates to deal with young people in the most appropriate way.
• Experience of working with difficult to engage young people and their families.
• Experience of working in a multi agency setting.
Coventry Youth Offending Service is a multi agency team established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. We work with young people, their parents/carers and other professionals to reduce their risk of re-offending. The Youth Offending Services sits with the Early Help and Protection area of Children’s Services and our work is overseen by a multi agency management board comprising senior representatives of partner agencies which ensures that there is full investement from all partners. In our last inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation Coventry Youth Offending Service was identified to be “performing well in most areas”.
5 days across a 6 day pattern with some evening, weekend and bank holiday working
8th October 2018
In return, we can offer an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers
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