We Are St Helens Borough Council Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce. Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making A Difference as A Youth Justice Officer in St Helens Youth Justice Service
St Helens Youth Justice Service is a small team of multi-agency professionals. We share a passion for helping and supporting children and their families and victims of youth crime, to improve their lives and make communities safer. To do this, we work hard to prevent and reduce youth crime by pro-active engagement, providing creative and effective interventions and programmes which are restorative, trauma informed and which take a whole family approach. To work directly with young people who are open to the Youth Justice Service, on a one-to-one basis or in a group activity work setting. To support those young people in achieving positive outcomes and reduce offending behaviour. To assist in the delivery of Youth Justice Services on a casual basis, as and when required, on evenings and weekends, working with young people who have offended or are risk of re-offending. To contribute to the overall strategy for the Youth Offending Service. To work with partner agencies, to ensure that the work of the team is effective in preventing and reducing youth crime and achieves best value in its practice. To help achieve the objectives of the Youth Justice Plan, developing services that promote the interests of young people and that protect the interests of the community, by seeking to prevent and reduce offending behaviour by young people.
Child First principles are at the heart of the work we do with children, young people and their families so the candidates should have relevant experience of working with and engaging young people and their families and have a clear understanding of some of the complex issues affecting young people today. Risk management, public safety and safeguarding are fundamental to our work and candidates need to be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of these requirements as they are integral to the posts being offered.
· To respond to young people’s needs, as identified by assessment, reports and intervention plans, produced for young people who have offended or are at risk of offending.
• Your role would be to actively engage the young people to support them to reduce offending
behaviours and led to positive transitions away from the criminal justice system.
• To deliver and implement programmes/interventions, (including restorative justice), within the requirements of policies, procedures and practice guidance.
• To Undertake bespoke Activities in the form of Group work or one to one, to complete risk
assessments for activities and input and complete are the Local Authorities Evolve system for
health and safety purposes.
• Plan and deliver individual programmes of support; ensuring that vulnerable children, young
people and families achieve better outcomes leading to improved life chances.
• Provide support to children and families, this may mean consistent and regular contact in the
family home or community venues, using a range of skills and approaches to engage them in
positive change which will improve their outcomes and life chances.
• To undertake home visits and/or transport/escort young people in relation to statutory
appointments and interventions as required.
If you are passionate about working with children and young people and have a creative approach to direct work, we would love to hear from you.
· To be successful in this new post, you will have Experience of working with children who are considered to be at risk, this will include children who are at risk of crime/ASB, exploitation, NEET, LAC, SEND etc
· We offer a robust induction programme
· Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities · an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and passionate team of youth justice professionals.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by emailing us at YOTsecure@sthelens.gov.uk
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.