An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Youth Offending Service, part of the multi-agency Brighton & Hove Adolescent hub at Regency Road. This is a specialist youth justice post, requiring a professional qualification equivalent to a Social Work degree (including probation qualification, Youth Work (level 5), Teaching (PGCE) or other partnership professions). You will also need to have substantial experience working in the statutory or voluntary sector with children and families.
Interview date 14th June 2022 TBC.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Pippa Peacock, Advanced Practitioner on 01273 296961 or email: Pippa.Peacock@brighton-hove.gov.uk.
About the role
The role involves managing a caseload of young people subject to Out of Court and Court disposals, completing holistic assessments and plans with young people and delivering high quality interventions to address need and risk. You will be part of a dynamic and supportive team and working closely with professionals in the Adolescent Service, as well as wider services. Duties include Court work, writing reports, attending meetings and liaising with other agencies.
You will need to have a good understanding of the needs of young people in the youth justice context and a working knowledge of safeguarding and risk management, alongside the skills to engage children with complex needs and challenging behaviour. The role requires excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and team working.
Please see attached full job description and essential criteria.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
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