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YOT Practitioner – Children services – Bexley – £26.46

We are looking for a qualified probation officer to work in the YJS 3 days a week (0.6FTE). Ideally, the successful candidate would also register with Red Snapper or Service Care Solutions to work with Bexley Probation for the remaining two days per week (0.4FTE). 

The role of the probation officer in the Youth Justice Service includes the following duties: 

  •  Case management of high risk/likelihood of re-offending cases: assessment, planning and delivery of interventions including specialist work i.e. sex offender
  • Work as part of a multi-agency team across organisational boundaries with key partners to support needs of cohort and encourage desistence and prevent reoffending
  • To act as in house ‘expert’ on MAPPA and assessing risk of harm.
  • The Probation Service reference point and liaison with home agency
  • Prepare reports such as Pre-Sentence Reports, Breach Reports, Information for MAPPA etc.
  • Manage cases identified for transition to Probation
  • Responsibility for managing transition
  • Undertake allocation to Adult Services for transition cases
  • Liaison and sentence planning with the Probation Service regarding transition cases
  • On site access to the Probation Service IT to help with background checks.
  • Acting as referrer to interventions available in Adults services
  • Identification of Care leavers and establishment of working links with the Social worker in Local Authority
  • Maintain timely, accurate and concise recording on the YJS data base and Ndelius
  • Keep up to date with the Probation Service developments, policy & procedures and new legislation and maintain links with the Probation Service link manger and local teams.
  • Provide evidence of any travel and subsistence claims to YJS manager and Link manager to enable correct recharge
  • Understand and follow procedures around Restorative Justice interventions in line with YJS procedures
  • Act as a point of contact for the Probation Service Victim Liaison Units regarding cases eligible for Victim Contact Service (VCS) involvement
  • Any other duties commensurate with role

Purpose of the job

  • To work directly with children aged 10 to 17 years (and occasionally young adults) referred for an out of court disposal or by the court
  • To undertake assessments using the YJB approved Asset plus framework, delivery and arising support, guidance and assistance to children and young people and their parents.
  • To support children to desist from offending and develop a pro-social identity
  • To assist in the swift administration of justice.
  • To assess, support and jointly plan interventions with children and young people who offend based upon assessment of need, risk, vulnerability and desistance factors.
  • To make effective use of resources to meet the needs of children and young people and requirements of Children’s Services and Youth Justice statutory frameworks and associated guidance.

Why work with Liquid?

  • New ‘Faster Pay’ service getting you paid more quickly
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren’t available from other agencies
  • Free access to Liquid’s exclusive social work training and CPD portal
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK

Refer a friend

 “Refer a Friend” bonus – get £500 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place*

 “Find your own job” bonus – get £500 for bringing your own position to us*

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes*

We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organization (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List.




YOT Practitioner – Children services – Bexley – £26.46

Job details
Sector: Criminal Justice
Location: Bexley
Salary: £26.46 - £26.46 phr
Type: Temporary/ locum