Youth Justice Team Practitioner - South Essex - Working for Essex
Salary: £36,101 to £48,622 per annum
Closing date: 18 Jul 2024
Location: Basildon
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 17368
Role: Social Care
About the role

Youth Justice Team Practitioner - South Essex

Permanent, Full Time

£36,101 to £48,622 per annum

Location: Basildon

Working Style: Community-based worker

Join the Team Making a Difference: Youth Justice Team Practitioner

Are you ready to play a pivotal role in transforming young lives and reducing youth offending? If you're passionate about helping young people navigate the challenges they face, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Your Mission: As a Youth Justice Team Practitioner your mission is clear: to work tirelessly in collaboration with families, schools, and key agencies to address the root causes of youth offending. By representing the Youth Justice Service at multiagency forums, you'll be at the forefront of securing better outcomes for our youth.

Day to Day:Assessments with young people/families for Out of Court Disposal Panels. Completing Reports for Referral Order Panels/Court. Supervising a caseload of young people who are subject to Out of Court Disposals/Court orders. Attending professional meetings for young people. Court duty for Remand or Youth Court. As part of the team to cover office duty.

What You Bring to the Table:You will be a qualified and registered Social Worker or will hold a professionally accredited qualification such as Teaching, Youth and Community work, Probation Studies. Newly Qualified Social Workers can be considered*.

In-Depth Understanding: Your experience in working with young individuals with complex needs and families demonstrates your profound grasp of the relevant legislation, the Criminal Justice System and criminogenic risk.

Communication Expertise: Your exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, coupled with your IT proficiency, enable you to maintain impeccable records on our YOS case management system.

Resilience and Initiative: You thrive under pressure, managing competing demands with grace. You're aware of your strengths and areas for development and are committed to continuous professional growth.

Positive Influence: You possess the ability to challenge young people's attitudes and behaviours in a constructive and uplifting manner. Your dedication to working in partnership with young people, their parents/carers, and other stakeholders is unwavering.

Collaborative Spirit: You excel in multi-disciplinary teamwork, breaking down organizational boundaries to achieve collective success.

Join our dynamic team and become part of a force dedicated to reshaping the future for our youth. Your dedication and expertise will make a lasting impact, forging a path towards brighter prospects and reduced youth offending rates.

If you're ready to embark on this rewarding journey, apply now and be the change our young people need. Together, we can shape a better future.

*The starting salary for a NQSW is £33,885 per annum and this will rise to £36,101 per annum on successful completion of the ASYE programme

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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. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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