Locum Senior Practitioner - Youth Offending Team - Working for Essex
Salary: £207 PAYE/£237 Ltd per day
Closing date: 18 Oct 2023
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 13440
Role: Social Care
About the role

Locum Senior Practitioner - Youth Offending Team

Temporary, Full Time

£207 PAYE/£237 Ltd per day

Location: Countywide

Working Style: Community-based worker

Closing Date: 18th October 2023

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of young people and families? Join us at Children and Families, where our values of collaboration, integrity, and compassion guide us to create a brighter future for children, young people, and their families.

Why Choose Children and Families? At Children and Families, we believe in collaboration as a driving force for positive change. Our culture of compassion and integrity ensures that every child's well-being is protected while promoting their development and growth. We're excited to announce that our Essex Youth Offending Service has been recognized as "Outstanding" by HMIP, showcasing our commitment to excellence.

The Opportunity: Peripatetic Locum Senior Practitioner As a Peripatetic Senior Practitioner, you will play a pivotal role in providing locum cover in our Youth Offending Service. You'll represent the service in the criminal courts as well as facilitate community interventions for young people across the county, guiding them away from the path of offending. Your work will involve close collaboration with families, schools, and essential agencies to address underlying factors leading to offending.

What We're Looking For:

  • Extensive experience in criminal justice or social work, especially with complex children or young adults
  • A recognized probation/social work qualification or equivalent, with current registration
  • In-depth knowledge of youth justice, children's legislation, and related regulations
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with partners and stakeholders
  • Experience in mentoring and being a subject matter expert
  • Excellent decision-making skills and clear communication, both written and verbal

Your Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert advice and consultation on complex cases to the multi-agency team
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments using specialized tools
  • Be a representative of the service within the criminal courts
  • Complete high quality court reports and participate in case conferences and reviews
  • Develop intervention plans in collaboration with young people, families, and partners
  • Lead assessments and responses for risk and safeguarding processes
  • Demonstrate expertise, lead in specific practice areas, and review team performance
  • Foster strong relationships with stakeholders and represent the YOT externally

Why Apply? By joining Children and Families, you're not just taking on a role – you're becoming a champion for young lives. Your dedication will be the catalyst for positive change and a beacon of hope for those who need it the most.

Ready to Make a Difference? If you're ready to take on this impactful role and help shape brighter futures, we invite you to apply through the Working for Essex website. Together, we'll build a strong foundation for the next generation.

To read more about us please visit: Children & Families

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The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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