Youth Offending Officer

Location Barnet
Salary £24 - £27.20 per hour
  • To supervise the statutory orders that children and young people become subject to that are the responsibility of the Youth Offending Service.
  • To ensure the sentence of the court is delivered by encouraging and facilitating compliance by young people with their court orders and to use enforcement processes in cases where young people do not comply with their court orders.
  • To prepare pre-sentence, referral order reports and other reports according to national standards.
  • To represent the Youth Offending Service at the Youth Court and other Courts, including the Crown Court as required, including Saturday, Bank Holiday and any other occasional Courts.
  • In partnership with children’s service social work teams to provide support for young people remanded to Local Authority accommodation to enable them to remain in the community and reduce any risk of re-offending.
  • To work in partnership with the Secure Estate visiting and delivering a service to young people who are remanded or sentenced to custody in order to address their offending behaviour and related issues in preparation for release and to facilitate their resettlement into the community
  • To attend as required as an Appropriate Adult at PACE interviews of young people who are arrested.
  • To undertake office duty as required
  • To manage a caseload and undertake direct work with children, young people and their parents/carers, including lone working, undertaking home visits and meeting young people at other community venues.
  • To use ASSET/ASSETPlus and other assessment tools to gather and analyse information that leads to an accurate in-depth understanding of a young person’s offending behaviour.
  • To make accurate, clear assessments of risk in relation to harm to the public, dangerousness, re-offending and vulnerability and to develop and implement a risk management plan.
  • To develop and deliver intervention plans with specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound targets which are based on assessed need and which help a young person avoid reoffending; assist a young person to achieve their potential and help to protect victims and communities.
  • To complete timely referrals to partners and other agencies
  • To promote multi agency working through good communication and attendance at case reviews
  • To provide a robust structure of supervision and support for those young people on bail and at risk of being remanded in custody.
  • To advise the line manager, Youth Offending Service Manager and/or other appropriate professionals of any concerns relating to the safety, welfare and protection of children and young people.
  • To provide opportunities for restorative justice to victims and offenders.
  • To represent the Youth Offending Service and promote its work to other agencies and provide reliable, accurate and timely information.
  • To collaborate and work in partnership with other agencies in the public, private and voluntary sector in order to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people.
  • To ensure equality of access to services provided by the YOS.
  • To participate in peer gate-keeping arrangements as part of a service-wide approach to quality assurance.