Crime Prevention Worker - Ref: CH25820

Walsall, West Midlands
£26,773 - £31,037 per annum
10 Feb 2021
28 Feb 2021
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Job Type
Community, Youth work
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Fixed Term Contract
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Crime Prevention Worker – Youth Justice Service - Ref: CH25820
£26,773 - £31,037 per annum                                                

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and positive practitioner to join Walsall Youth Justice Service as a Crime Prevention Worker on a fixed term basis for a period of 12 months.

What do we do?

Walsall Youth Justice Service is a multi-agency partnership service established under S.37 of the Crime and Disorder Act with the principle aims of reducing offending and re-offending of young people. We work with children and young people on the periphery of the youth justice system to prevent them from becoming first time entrants, with those young people involved with the Police and receiving out of court disposals, and young people convicted in Court. We work with young people in the secure estate on remand and sentenced to custody and we are responsible for the resettlement of young people back into the community. The YJS also oversee services to victims of youth crime, including restorative justice interventions.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who are dedicated, positive and passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people involved in the youth justice system in Walsall. The right person will join our Crime Prevention Team to undertake assessments and complete plans and interventions with young people subject to Police disposals such as Youth Cautions. The right person needs to join a close-knit restorative team and work closely with other practitioners within the Youth Justice team and our partners including the Police. Candidates must have a relevant level 4 qualification or equivalent, have experience of working with children and young people and a good understanding of child development and risk management. See job description for further information.

We are proud to be pushing for better outcomes for young people and families in Walsall and we share the WR4C ‘Walsall Right for Children’ vision. We hope you can join us in this journey.

For further information please contact Lara Dauncey - Senior Practitioner at Lara.

View Job Description & Employee Specification

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

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.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Closing Date: 28th February 2021

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