Team Leader - Youth Offending Team

Location Portsmouth
Salary £28.17 per hour
Team Leader in the Youth Offending team to help prepare for a pending HMIP inspection.

The majority of the work will be to assist the Service Leader with increase capacity to oversee and embed QA processes within the service, undertaking auditing and activity that is identified from this, updating policies, supporting domain 1 of the inspection framework including supporting the YOT management board, embedding the repeat offending tracker and preparing all evidence in advance documentation. 

The individual needs a strong knowledge of YOT core business and an ability to work independently with little supervision. 

We are looking for a Team Leader who is:   
  • Highly motivated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
  • Creative, flexible and innovative in supporting staff to help young people reach their potential.
  • Keen to develop their skills and expertise within a multi-agency and City- based setting.
  • You will report to the YOT Service Leader, and usually be based within the Civic Offices.
  • You will be required to supervise a number of practitioner staff, from a range of professional backgrounds, to support and shape the delivery of youth justice services across the City. These include, but are not limited to, delivery of community and custody based interventions, education, restorative justice and provision of services to the criminal Courts
  • You will support high quality service delivery to reduce reoffending through your knowledge of youth justice effective practice and supervision and development of staff. This will be done through regular quality supervision, opportunities for reflective practice and the Chairing of meetings. You will ensure that children are central to assessment, planning and intervention and the views of children, parents/carers and victims are properly embedded in all aspects of service planning and delivery.