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Job Title Youth Justice Officer
Job reference SSY22
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade SCP 23-25
Pay From: £28,226 per annum To: £30,095 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 30 September 2022
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Job Description
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

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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 applications from the BAME community.

The closing date for applications is midnight 30th September 2022.

For an informal discussion please contact Sharon Brownlow or Jim Ross, Team Managers on 01744 677990.

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Job Application Packs
Person Specification.pdf
Application Form Disclosure Aug22.pdf
Job Description.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.