Youth Offending Service Officer

Location Redbridge
Salary £20 - £24 per hour
Discipline
  • To manage a caseload of youth justice cases, both out of court disposals and statutory court orders, at the standards according to the National Standards and the HMIP Inspection Framework.
 
  • With the Child First, Offender Second approach, to provide effective support and interventions to children and young people to complete their disposals / orders and live a crime-free life.  
 
  • Using AssetPlus as Assessment and Planning tool to undertake case management with specific focus on building foundation for change and desistance factors in order to support children and young people to refrain from offending and re-offending.
 
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of a range of effective solutions to youth crime.  This may include taking a lead in working with looked after children, children and young people leaving custody, group work, prolific young offenders, EET, bail and remand, restorative justice, serious youth violence and victims. 
 
  • To proactively promote the welfare of children and young people, focusing on reducing risks of harm and promoting safety and well-being.
 
  • To involve and consult with children and young people, their families and / or victims as appropriate to improve and identify new working practices.
 
  • To work flexibly to meet the needs of children and young people and their families/carers and the Courts. This will include working in the evenings and at weekends/ bank holidays.
 
  • To work collaboratively with children and young people, their families and partner agencies to deliver effective evidence based group and/or individual interventions/programmes to reduce the risk of offending, re-offending and disengagement from education, employment and training.
 
  • To be responsible for undertaking assessments and complete AssetPlus with effective assessment, planning, implementation/delivery and review.
 
  • To prepare Pre-Sentence Reports or Stand-Down Reports for the Court and Panel Reports for Referral Order Panel and other forums as required.
 
  • To represent YOTPS and present information to Courts.

  • To participate in duty rotas, including the office and Court duty rota and Saturday Court rota. 
 
  • To translate assessments into effective and innovative intervention, plans and contracts.

  • To provide effective engagement and deliver interventions based on the analysis of the assessment to keep the child or young person safe and keep other people safe. 
 
  • To negotiate and actively refer children and their families into appropriate services provided by the Local Authority, partner agencies and voluntary sector providers and to co-work cases, where appropriate, with staff working in other agencies.
 
  • To develop a high level of knowledge about the local community and existing provision for children and young people, parents and their families.
 
  • To maintain case management records on the designated management information systems and in manual written case files.
 
  • To communicate effectively with a range of different audiences.
 
  • To actively participate in regular supervision sessions and to participate in all relevant training and learning events and other opportunities for professional development.
 
  • To maintain at all times a courteous, helpful and polite response to staff and service users, to promote anti-discriminatory practice and ensure that individual needs are recognised and supported.
 
  • To participate in duty rotas, including the office duty rota and Saturday Court rota. 

  • To maintain at all times a courteous, helpful and polite response to staff and service users, to promote anti-discriminatory practice and ensure that individual needs are recognised and supported.