St Helens Youth Justice Service are currently looking for a dynamic and passionate Manager to help drive positive change and improve outcomes for children and their families by taking a whole family approach. St Helens YJS has undergone a whole service restructure to refocus its resources and to enable the team to deliver targeted and innovative interventions that are restorative, trauma informed and that adopt the ‘child first, offender second’ ethos. We are looking for a Manager that will embed this culture within the service and help develop practice across the wider partnership.
In this varied and exciting role you will…
· Provide trauma informed management and supervision of team members, including seconded and local authority staff.
· Effectively manage, hold to account and co-ordinate the team using performance management techniques in support of Service, departmental, corporate and Youth Justice objectives.
· Ensure the provision of high-quality services for children & families by establishing high standards of professional practice, maximising resources within allocated budgets and working integratively with partners.
· Ensure services are managed effectively and flexibly adapting to changing patterns of need that are clearly focused on service users.
· Deputise for the Head of Service where required. To support the strategic management and lead the operational management of the Service.
· Promote and model a restorative and preventatively focused ethos in line with the renewed impetus on developing community cohesion & integration.
To be successful in this new post, you will….
· Have a minumum of 2 years’ experience of supervising staff within a social care/criminal justice setting.
· Have a minumum 5 years’ experience working with children & families within a youth justice or social care setting.
· Hold a relevant qualification: CSS,CQSW, DipSW, Diploma in Probation Studies (DipPS) and/or equivalent/relevant qualification.
· 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
Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
We welcome applicants from the BAME Community.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jon Brignall or Sharon Brownlow on 01744 677990.