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Job Title Youth Justice Officer x 2
Job reference SSY2D
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade 23-25
Pay From: £30,151 per annum To: £32,020 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 15 February 2023
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Job Description
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.

In this varied and exciting post you will play an important role which is integral to the team and will…

· Manage a case load of youth justice children from diverse backgrounds and work innovatively with them, engaging them and their families and other professionals in order to assess, develop and deliver intervention and activities that support their personal and social skills and participation in society

· Directly contribute to achieving positive youth justice service outcomes linked to KPI’s, including reducing reoffending, reducing FTE’s, reducing the use of custody and reducing the unnecessary criminalisation of CLA.

To be successful in this new post, you will…..
· Have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children and their families in assessing needs, planning interventions and reviewing the effectiveness of the supervision process.
· Have experience of working within a Criminal Justice Setting and within a multi-agency setting.
· Provide evidence of a professional qualification relevant to working with children.

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

We welcome applications from the BAME community.

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

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 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 Council can be found here

St Helens 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.

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Job Description.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Person Specification .pdf
Application Form Disclosure.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.