Youth Justice Officer - Ref: CH15618
Youth Justice Services
Youth Justice Officer- ref CH15618
Salary Grade 8 £28,768 – £32,808 per annum
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Youth Justice Service in Walsall. The Youth Justice Service is a multi agency service with the principle aim for preventing and reducing youth offending in Walsall.
Walsall Youth Justice Service is a high performing service with an expectation of excellence in everything we do; we are keen that the successful candidates continue to achieve the best results for children and young people in Walsall and their victims. We are looking for motivated practitioners ideally with previous employment experience of working with children and young people in a criminal justice setting.
Your role will be to manage young people who have been convicted of an offence and are subject to Court ordered intervention. You will need to understand both the criminal justice system along with child and adolescent development. You will be enthusiastic, dedicated and committed to achieving real change in people’s lives.
You will be a qualified social worker, probation officer, teacher or have a relevant, good quality honours degree.
This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.
For an informal discussion please contact Dave Cable or Phil Rutherford on 01922 650400.
Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and 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.
The closing date for these posts is Sunday 16th December 2018.
Short listed applicants will be invited to attend an assessment and interview likely to be week commencing 7th January 2019