Youth Justice Workers

£27,741 - £29,577 per annum Full time All Year 27-07-2021 No childcare qualifications
Youth Justice Workers 68108 CHPE
Children’s Services, Norfolk Youth Offending Team
Salary: £27,741 - £29,577 per annum, pro rata for part time

Havenbridge House, Great Yarmouth: 2 posts - 37 hours per week and 18.5 hours per week (permanent)

County Hall, Norwich: 2 posts – 37 hours per week and 18.5 hours per week (permanent)

Carrow House, Norwich 37 hours per week (Fixed term to 31 March 2023)

Our Norfolk Youth Offending Team (NYOT) is a statutory multi-agency partnership hosted within Norfolk County Council to prevent children and young people from offending whilst safeguarding their welfare, protecting the public and helping restore the damage caused to the victims of their crimes.

As a Youth Justice Worker (YJO), you will manage a caseload of low to medium risk cases, including prevention and develop, contribute to, and participate in interventions to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people. Your primary focus will be on the engagement, assessment, planning, delivering interventions, public protection and management of safeguarding concerns. You will undertake assessments of children, young people and their families (using YJB-approved assessment tools and other relevant assessment frameworks) to identify risks, needs and strengths to inform statutory and voluntary interventions.

You will promote the welfare needs of children and young people, assess the risks young people pose to themselves and the public and work alongside colleagues to implement plans to manage these. Working within a multi-agency framework, you will produce written and verbal reports based on assessments to inform a wide range of audiences, including courts, referral order panels and child protection conferences.

You will have experience of working with young people with emotional, behavioural or offending concerns and understand child and adolescent development including the impact of transitions on young people. With effective creative engagement skills with children, young people and parents, you will have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of service users, colleagues and other professionals.

At Norfolk County Council, we put work life balance at the forefront and offer flexible, smarter working arrangements, all underpinned by leading edge technology. This is a great opportunity to join our supportive team and make a real difference to children and young people to enable positive outcomes.

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