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Social Worker - Youth Justice Service

Job Type:
Social Work
Youth Offending
Social Worker, Senior Social Worker
£42,847 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Worker - Youth Justice Service - Haringey - £31, 930 to £42, 847 per annum

My client is looking to hire a Youth Justice Social Worker in Haringey. The successful candidate will be a member of the multi-agency Haringey Youth Justice Service and carry out work as requested in relevant plans and within the framework of the council's policies, the Annual Youth Justice Plan, Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and any other relevant Children Acts. 

Benefits as a Youth Justice Service Social Worker:

  • £3,000 recruitment payment within your first year of employment     
  • £1500 retention payment every 6 months  
  • 30 days of annual leave     
  • 50 hours a year of personal development training     
  • Pension scheme    
  • flexible working and flexible retirement   

Duties and Responsibilities as a Social Worker:

  • To manage a case load including the full range of referral, community and custodial orders in line with the Youth Justice Board National Standards
  • To complete risk and vulnerability assessments and management plans, with an emphasis on reducing reoffending, public protection and safeguarding young people.
  • To carry out accurate assessments on, and provide services to, young people who come into conflict with the law.
  • To offer a positive, comprehensive and supportive relationship to young people, their families and carers using a range of specialist skills and programmes.
  • To work closely with other resources and agencies providing a service to young offenders and provide information on changes in legislation, practice and procedures.
  • To work in partnership with multi-agency colleagues and make referrals to specialist workers/agencies within the service
  • To prepare and present reports including court reports according to National Standards, actively preventing any delays to the court process whenever possible.
  • To ensure all programmes are delivered in line with the Youth Justice Board's Key Elements of Effective Practice and Youth Justice National Standards to young people subject to statutory orders imposed by the Courts, including through-care for young people serving custodial sentences, and post-release supervision.
  • To monitor and evaluate the quality of the service offered, altering and/or develop programmes where necessary in the light of results achieved and changing needs of the Youth Justice Service, other agencies, young people, their families and the community.
  • To participate in a duty system and respond to calls from other youth offending services/teams, other agencies and partners.
  • To attend Youth and Crown Courts as part of a duty rota on a case by case basis
  • To incorporate restorative justice principles in your working practice to ensure that the needs of victims are met.
  • To maintain accurate and up-to-date case records and statistical information.
  • To ensure that the Youth Justice Service case management system is fully utilised.
  • To participate in case and personal supervision in accordance with Youth Justice Service supervision and performance appraisal policies.
  • To attend training relevant to your development needs.
  • To carry out regular risk assessments and use internal and external agencies in managing the risk of dangerousness and re-offending.

Essential Requirements of the Role:

  • HCPC registration
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Contact Details:
Tel: 020 7046 6215
Contact: Nina Brun

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