Social Worker-Youth Justice

7 days left

Nuneaton, Warwickshire
£29,577 - £32,234
12 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
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About Us and The Role

The 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 further information about the role please contact Becky Sumner  

Closing Date: 9th August 2021

Interview Date: 17th August 2021

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

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 (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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