YOT Case Practitioner
Your new company
To work within a Youth Offending Team based in the London regions, To contribute to the Youth Justice Service delivering an effective multi-agency response to the prevention and reduction of youth crime in London as well as the safeguarding of children and young people in the London Borough's.
Your new role
- To adhere to the policies and procedures of the London YJS, Youth Justice Board and the National standards for the delivery of youth justice services to help meet outcomes of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 / Children Act 2004 including promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children and young people. This will include meeting deadlines for Court Reports, Asset completion, Risk & Vulnerability assessments, regular reviews and closure of case
- To liaise and negotiate effectively with colleagues from all professional backgrounds within and outside the YJS to ensure that joint planning arrangements for the safeguarding and protection of young people being supervised by the YJS are arranged and actions in place to address offending and risk behaviour.
- To engage and intervene directly with young people, their parents / carers and crime victims in order to deliver the full range of YJS services that address diverse needs. This will include home visits and involve work with partner agencies and attendance / participation at Social Care Children in Need Meetings, Strategy meetings & Care Plan pathways.
- To ensure that young people subject to court orders are supervised in accordance with the National Standards for Youth Justice.
- To undertake comprehensive assessments and regular reviews on young people having regard to diversity, safeguarding and risk issues relating to harm, vulnerability and offending and victim-related issues within the timescales proscribed by the Youth Justice Board's National Standards.
- To undertake comprehensive bail assessments and to prepare bail support packages for the court.
- To prepare effective quality reports for the Youth and Crown Court to ensure custody is reduced as far as possible but address the risk and diverse needs of YP. This will include pre and post sentence reports, specific sentence and progress reports and others as required.
- To act as Court Duty Officer and Office Duty Officer as required on a rotational basis. This will include the Saturday & Bank Holiday Court Duty Rota.
- Have responsibility for a case load of high risk (harm) / high vulnerability young people
- Use high level communication skills to identify and assess complex issues and behaviour to develop appropriate interventions.
- Provide the key link for MAPPA cases.
- Take greater responsibility for effecting change in families.
- Use a wide range of tools to develop best possible risk practice.
- Take more responsibility for team activities including assisting less experienced team members and acting in a mentoring capacity.
- Meet the appropriate criteria on the Social Workers PCF and Youth Justice Skills Matrix
What you'll need to succeed
Youth Justice Board - Professional Certificate Effective Practice (PCEP) or Youth & Community Work Qualification (JNC) or Post Graduate diploma in related field or equivalent.
Evidence of substantial experience and training in relevant fields of youth offending, which also demonstrates the required knowledge and skills, will be considered in lieu of the above qualifications.
What you'll get in return
Longterm contract with a competitive rate of pay
What you need to do now
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