Social Worker - Youth Justice

Location Haringey
Salary £34 - £37.01 per hour
Responsible for providing a source of specialist advice and professional consultation on complex cases to the wider multi agency team.
•Responsible for carrying out comprehensive, high quality assessments of young people using Asset+ and other YOS tools.
•Responsible for managing a highly complex caseload of high risk young people in accordance with National and Service Standards. Maintaining accurate and timely data, reports and presentations, using the Youth Justice Service Information System (Childview).
•Develop effective intervention plans, evidencing input from young people, parents/carers, liaising with partnership providers to access additional services to support the young person, reduce the risk they pose and prevent further offending.
•Prepare or Quality Assure high quality reports for Court or Youth Offender Panel, participating in a range of case conferences, court attendance, and statutory reviews, pro-actively taking the lead when a social care perspective is required.
•Accountable for conducting assessments and planning responses to ensure risk and safeguarding processes, such as MAPPA, are followed and reviewed.
•Delivers a high level of expertise in particular areas of practice, leads on those areas, carries out quality assurance processes and reviews key aspects of team performance.
•Builds strong working relationships with stakeholders and partners, representing YJS at external meetings.
•Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, skills and experience
•Evidence of continuing professional development aligned to any relevant Professional Competency/Capability frameworks or Knowledge and Skills Statements.
•Significant experience of front-line social work or criminal justice working with complex children or young adults.
•Deep and up to date knowledge and understanding of youth justice, children’s and other relevant legislation, regulation and guidance.
•Experience of mentoring both newly qualified and experienced staff and being a subject matter expert in professional practice.
•Experience of chairing meetings involving young people, family members and/or carers and other multi-agency professionals.
•Developing strong relationships with partners, other agencies and the local community to achieve joint objectives and offer a supportive framework for young people.
•Proven track record of clear decision making with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.