Youth Offending Team Officer

Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£28,221 – £32,233
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
30 Jul 2019
Job Ref
WLV000002351
Job Type
Youth work
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time
Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team (YOT) - YOT Officers x 3

Full Time posts – 37 hours per week

£28,221 - £32,233

This post is open to both internal and external candidates

Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team is a high performing and ambitious organisation, committed to improving outcomes for young people, their victims and creating a safer community. As part of this commitment we have been embedding an Attachment & Developmental Trauma-informed framework of assessment and interventions to address the changing needs and complexities of the young people involved with the Criminal Justice System. We offer a real opportunity for postholders to develop their skills and knowledge within an environment offering high quality support, supervision and workforce development.

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We currently have vacancies for YOT Officers to extend the prevention offer within the service and support the supervision and safe management of young people in custody and in the community. An additional a post has been created to develop a project to reduce the number of school exclusions with the aim of promoting engagement in education and preventing young people escalating into offending.

The post holder will:

Have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s or NVQ level 3 in a relevant discipline

Have extensive experience of working with young people at risk of offending

Have the confidence and experience of working and managing risk and vulnerability within the community

Demonstrate the experience and capacity of forming and sustaining positive relationships with young people and their families

Show an interest and commitment to the creative development of trauma informed practice

Have excellent written, record keeping, report writing and communication skills, with the ability to complete and contribute to effective assessments and plans

Demonstrate the ability to creatively develop and deliver a range of interventions with young people and their families

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

We want workers who are creative and can think outside of the box and positively encourage young people to achieve. A flexible response and attitude to work is necessary and there will be a requirement to work outside of core office hours and some weekends in line with the young person’s need and service provision.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For information in relation to the posts please contact either Celia Payne, Service Manager or Nicola Denny Operations Manager on 01902 553722.

Closing date for all candidates is: 29th July 2019

Recruitment exercises and formal panel interviews will be held on Tues 13th August & Weds 14th August 2019 at Beckminister House, Birches Barn Road, WV3 7BJ

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