Youth Justice Officer

25566.00 - 30195.00 GBP Annual
02 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Youth Justice Officer

Telford, Shropshire

Permanent Contract

Full time

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Friday 20th September 2019

Those currently eligible on the redeployment register will be given prior consideration.

Interviews will be held on 2nd and 3rd October 2019

West Mercia Youth Offending Service operates across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire, covering a youth population of approximately 112,800 (10 to 17 year olds). The service is hosted by the Office of the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner on behalf of the four local authorities and is currently the only youth justice service in such a hosting arrangement nationally. Services are delivered from multi-disciplinary teams aligned to the four local authority areas.

An opportunity has arisen for a Youth Justice Officer for our team based in Telford. The post is responsible for the management of a caseload and designing and directly delivering programmes of intervention to prevent offending by children and young people. This will include direct work with families, victims of youth crime and the co-ordination of multi-agency input to programme delivery.

The successful candidate will hold a professional qualification in Social Work, Youth Work, Education, Probation or Health OR a degree or level 6 qualification in Youth Justice, Law, Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Social Policy or Health-related and at least 2 years' experience of work with children, young people and families OR a Youth Justice Qualification at Foundation Degree level or above and at least 2 years' experience in a Youth Justice Team with case management responsibility. They must also have working knowledge of the legal, policy and practice context for Youth Justice Provision.

For the full person specification requirements and the main duties of the post please refer to the Job Profile.

Special Conditions Regular travel throughout the West Mercia Policing area and occasional national travel, Out of hours and weekend working, On call.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks

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