Youth Offending Worker
Why work for Sandwell Children’s Trust?
At Sandwell Children’s Trust we are committed to delivering positive changes to the children and families of Sandwell. As we move forward on our continual journey of improvement, there couldn’t be a better time to join us. We are looking to enhance our Youth Offending Service with a compassionate, dedicated, caring and experienced Youth Offending Worker who is committed to delivering positive changes to the children, young people and families of Sandwell.
Sandwell's Youth Offending Service has been praised by government inspector's and received an overall rating of "Good" following their most recent visit to the service. The report praises the Youth Offending Service, part of Sandwell Children's Trust, for their culture of 'innovation and creativity' when dealing with young people and their families.
We believe in providing the best possible work environment and opportunities for our staff, where together with an inspirational leadership team we strive to serve our purpose of improving the lives of children and young people who are involved in the Criminal Justice system.
We are proud to a be a progressive organisation where we all work as one for the safety, health, happiness and prosperity of our children, young people and families and where we ensure this is also the case for our great employee's.
Our 12 reasons sets us apart as Sandwell Children’s Trust is the place to grow your career and feel part of a great team. Please visit our 12 reasons via this hyperlink: https://www.sandwellchildrenstrust.org/work-with-us/
There are many benefits for working for us too
- Access to our Learning & Development portal offering virtual training programmes, learning & development info bursts, learning events and much more.
- The latest technology enabling more effective and streamlined working.
- Detailed and effective appraisals to strengthen your practice.
- Great career progression opportunities.
- Access to a range of family friendly policies and flexible working arrangements.
Benefits & Rewards
- Up to £6,500 re-location package
- Generous annual leave of 28 - 30 days (rising to 33-35 days after 5 years’ service) and an additional 9 public holidays; plus, the opportunity to purchase up to 10 days of additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme.
- Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, this is a nationwide career average scheme and is a valuable part of the reward package for employees.
- 24/7 access to free and confidential employee counselling service
- Access to Occupational Health services including healthy heart, stress awareness, yoga sessions, physiotherapy self-referral, healthy eating advice and much more.
- Access to a range of discounts on products and services
- Refer a friend scheme that pays £1,500
- Wellbeing initiatives and forums
- Car lease scheme
- Cycle2work scheme
- Discounted gym membership
- Eye care vouchers
As a Youth Offending Worker for the Trust you will
- Be expected to be flexible across the range of Youth Offending Service responsibilities, including Restorative Justice, Court Cover, Case Management and delivering interventions.
- This role will mainly be based in our Out of Court Disposal team – engaging young people to divert them away from the criminal justice system. As such the candidate will need to be passionate about prevention with young people and dedicated to a creative approach to engagement.
- You will have a National qualification in a Youth related subject/Social Work.
- Be able to demonstrate experience in a Youth Justice setting or YOT with case management experience.
- Have experience of working as part of a multi-agency team, preferably in Youth Justice or a related setting.
- You will need to have experience of completing analytical assessments and reports, developing and delivering robust intervention plans to address offending behaviour and be able to demonstrate experience of effectively engaging children and young people.
- A good understanding of Youth Offending Service Safeguarding and Risk management principles, Case Management, and knowledge of Youth Justice Legislation is needed as well as a strong understanding of the issues facing young people who are involved in offending.
How to apply
Interested, or have any questions? For an informal discussion contact our Recruitment Team at Recruitment_childrenstrust@sandwell.gov.uk
Please click apply to complete your application.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 7th March 2021
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