Youth Justice Officer

Up to £10,000
24 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Connect2Luton are working in partnership with Luton Borough Council to recruit Youth Justice Assistant to assist in all aspects of the work of the Youth Offending Service including undertaking assessments, interventions.

The post holder will have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and will be expected to work in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures.

You will assist in all aspects of the work of the Youth Offending Service including undertaking assessments, interventions, acting as Appropriate Adult under PACE, supervising activities including reparation & unpaid work, community surveillance, transporting young people & family members, and supporting young people especially those living independently to achieve the Service's core aim to prevent offending and re-offending.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Develop, contribute toward and participate in assessments (including health & safety risk assessing reparation projects) and programmes of intervention with children, young people and families.
  • Ensure all children & young people are suitably supervised and monitored in accordance with their intervention programmes.
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to young people living independently.
  • Supervise children and young people undertaking reparation, unpaid work and other activities within the community and undertake surveillance checks.
  • Keep appropriate case records (including electronic records), complete reports and statistics as required meeting the requirements of the service.
  • Provide safe escort of and accompany children, young people and family members to and from various destinations both in and out of Borough and the transportation of reparation equipment and materials as required.
  • Attend and participate in meetings, training courses and employee development activities.

Qualification and Experience:
  • Demonstrable experience of working with children & families including adolescents.
  • Able to communicate effectively (English - verbally and written) and to create and maintain positive working relationships with children, young people, parents and a wide range of other professionals and agencies.
  • Able to assess, support and motivate young people where levels of vulnerability and risk to themselves and to the public are high.
  • Able to work with the agency's IT equipment for the purpose of case recording.
  • Able to use own initiative and to work to targets and prioritise workload to strict deadlines.
  • Some knowledge of current legislation and issues relating to children, young people & families including children/young people who offend eg: Children Act, various criminal justice legislation & issues
  • A relevant professional or degree level qualification (NVQ 4) associated with one of the partner agencies
  • Flexibility to work as part of a rota system including daytime, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Clean driving license.

Connect2Luton, part of Luton Borough Council & Kent Commercial Services LLP, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.