Youth Justice Social Worker

Leamington Spa
£29,577 - £32,234
22 Apr 2021
11 May 2021
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
he Warwickshire Youth Justice Service is looking for a Youth Justice Social Worker.


You will work as part of a multi-agency service, to prevent and reduce offending by children and young people by providing services as required by the Crime and Disorder Act. This post will also involve work with parents/carers and victims of crime. Warwickshire Youth Justice Service is guided by the Youth Justice Board overriding principle of ‘child first”.


In practice this means we; Prioritise the best interests of children, recognising their needs, capacities, rights and potential.


Build on children’s individual strengths and capabilities as a means of developing a pro-social identity for sustainable desistance from crime. This leads to safer communities and fewer victims. All work is constructive and future-focused, built on supportive relationships that empower children to fulfil their potential and make positive contributions to society.


Encourage children’s active participation, engagement, and wider social inclusion. All work is a meaningful collaboration with children and their carers.


Promote a childhood removed from the justice system, using prevention, diversion, and minimal intervention. All work minimises criminogenic stigma from contact with the system.


For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.


Additional Information


This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For more information about the role please contact:  Jeanette Staley


Closing date: 10th May 2021

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce and would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ Community.

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