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Youth Justice Officer

  • Employer: Islington Council
  • Reference: SSC/5646/WG-A
  • Published: Fri 04/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,986 - £41,466 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

Youth Justice Officer  ( YJO) 

Permanent full time

Islington Youth Offending Service  aims to prevent crime and the fear of crime by ensuring that services are targeted at children and young people in the criminal justice system  while ensuring the needs of victims and our communities are taken into account in all that we do.

We are therefore seeking to recruit an experienced ,  enthusiastic and confident , YJO on a permanent basis.  .

Successful applicants will have the skills to work effectively in assessing young people within a multi agency  setting, to safe guard children  and prevent re-offending whilst  protecting victims and the wider public.

Candidates will need to demonstrate the capacity to work in a diverse ,densely populated borough and with a cohort of young people who display a complex range of needs.

These roles involve case management of youth sentences including, community disposals, bail and remand and custodial sentences.

It will be important to build effective and supportive relationships with young people, their families/carers and partners agencies.

The YJO's are required to complete accurate and thorough assessments using the Asset Plus system . They will also ensure that plans and interventions are coordinated ,innovative, creative and centred  around the young person needs and risks. These roles involve providing written and oral reports to the Youth and Crown Courts and  acting as Court Officer as  required.

The successful applicant will hold a professional qualification in social work, probation, youth and community work, health , education OR have a  relevant degree with appropriate experience of working with children and young people.

In addition, a knowledge of the legislation and policies surrounding youth justice as well as the theoretical base which underpins our practice such as  Good Lives Model and Trauma informed work is paramount. 

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  • Employer: Islington Council
  • Reference: SSC/5646/WG-A
  • Published: Fri 04/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,986 - £41,466 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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