Youth Offending Team Officer

Civic Centre
£29,577 - £33,728 (pro rata)
29 Mar 2021
13 Apr 2021
Job Ref
Job Type
Youth work
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team

YOT Officers:

Permenant posts:

1 full time – 37 hours per week

1 part time – 18.5 hours per week

12-month fixed term contracts: Back on Track Project (BoT)

1 full time – 37 hours per week

1 part time – up to 28 hours per week

£29, 577 – £33, 728 (pro rota)

This post is open to both internal and external candidates

Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team has a proven track record of delivering excellent services to young people and their families who are at risk or involved in the Criminal Justice System. We continue to be a forward thinking and ambitious organisation, committed to improving outcomes for young people, their victims and creating a safer community. As a multi-disciplinary team, we continue to develop a range of collaborative approaches to working with our key partners to ensure that our service meets the increasing complexity of young people and the changing nature of risk. To this end,  Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team has invested in a service transformation project to develop trauma informed practice based on the Attachment, Regulation and Competency framework (ARC) and embedding the key Restorative Practice principles in promoting “Positive Youth Justice”.  

We currently have 2 permenant vacancies for YOT Officers to join the team to extend the statutory and prevention offer within the service and support the supervision and safe management of young people in custody and in the community. The successful candidate will be experienced and capable of forming and sustaining professional relationships with young people at risk of offending. You will require excellent assessment and written skills with the ability to creatively develop and deliver a range of intervention with young people and their families. The YOT is a multi-disciplinary team and you must have ability and attitude to work as part of the team around the child, contributing to the delivery of positive outcomes for young people.

12-month fixed term contracts: Back on Track Project (BoT)

The Back on Track project aims to work with young people aged 11-14 to promote their engagement with school and sustain mainstream school placements, as well as delivering interventions to build on strengths and enable children to achieve positive outcomes. The role will involve completing holistic assessments using the Asset Plus tool; establishing and maintaining relationships with children and families as well as effective professional partnerships with schools; developing and delivering interventions in partnership; understanding the impact of adverse childhood experiences and how to deliver practice that is trauma informed; being creative and proactive in the engagement of children and families. Work will need to be clearly monitored, reviewed and evaluated in ways that seek genuine participation of partners, children and families and evidence outcomes as well as areas for development.

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 and/or risk of exclusion from education
  • Have the confidence and experience of working and managing risk and safety & wellbeing 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/experience in delivering intervention from a trauma informed perspective
  • Show the ability and experience of working within partnership networks, such as education environments/secure establishments to build professional relationships and advocate on behalf of young people
  • Have excellent written, record keeping, report writing and communication skills
  • Have excellent assessment, planning and reviewing skills.
  • 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 dis proportionality 
  • 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.

These posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further information on this post please contact either:

Lianne Evans (Team Manager, Youth Offending Team) or Celia Payne (Service Manager, Youth Offending Team) on 01902 553722 or email

Formal panel interviews will be held on either Wednesday 28th , Thursday 29th or  Friday 30th April 2021 via TEAMS and work-related test/presentation will be confirmed at the point of shortlisting.

For information on working in Social Care for City of Wolverhampton Council please go to:

Closing Date: Monday 12th April 2021

Please clearly indicate at the start of your application form which position you are applying for.  i.e F/T – YOT Officer Post or  P/T Fixed Contract

City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria.  The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

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