Youth Offending Worker

Location Oxfordshire
Salary £19 - £24 per hour
  1. To make assessments of children and young people in relation to their criminogenic needs, risk of reoffending, risk of harm to the public and risk of vulnerability, devising, implementing and reviewing clear multi agency intervention plans of increasing complexity according to risk.
  2. To write reports for the Magistrates and Crown Courts and Referral Order Panels
  3. Case manage young people within the Youth Justice system in line with the National Minimum Standards prescribed by the Youth Justice Board, including young people subject to Bail Supervision and Support.
  1. Devise and deliver a range of YJS interventions – including individual, group and family – and be responsible for the enforcement of orders where young offenders fail to comply (breach); make necessary referrals to support and partner agencies to ensure effective resettlement of a young person from custody to the community.  This include Criminal Behaviour and Parenting Orders
  1. Co-ordinate and deliverBail Support and Supervision and Remand programmes to young people. This will include young people remanded to local authority accommodation, secure accommodation or in custody.
  1. Undertake Appropriate Adult duties under the terms of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
  1. Ensure principles of restorative justice underpin all aspects of the work undertaken with young people and their families
  1.  To act as Court Officer within the Youth Court and Crown Court.
  2. To work flexibly, according to the needs of the young person and service, this may include working anywhere in Oxfordshire on a temporary or permanent basis and participate in duty rotas, including day time, late night duty and weekend and bank holiday Court Cover.
10. To develop and maintain thorough knowledge of legislation and effective practice and to contribute to the monitoring, research and evaluation of services. To provide training to the team on developments in practice.


11. Provide support to Sessional Workers and Volunteers


12. To provide support to other YJS staff including students as appropriate


13. When necessary, contribute to the development and oversight of Integrated Resettlement programmes to young people and their families. 


14. Devise, implement and review intervention plans ensuring they maximise participation and reflect children’s rights. 


15. Work to achieve the aims of the service wide youth justice plan and relevant team plans. Work to YJS/OCC policies and procedures.


16. Work to YJB National Standards & YJS Quality Assurance processes


17. Develop and maintain operational links with a range of agencies to ensure effective multi-agency working to achieve the joint aims of the partners involved.


18. Assist with the induction of new staff


19. Be responsible for the accurate and up to date maintenance of records and files in accordance with Youth Justice Service procedures and Data Protection legislation using the dedicated YJS/OCC databases and associated recording procedures. 


20. Take responsibility for professional development ensuring that knowledge, skills and competencies are up to date and participate in relevant training to refresh and develop your own skills and knowledge.  


21. Respect and promote diversity and equality in accordance with service policies and procedures. 


22. Contribute to maintaining the safety and security of service users and visitors and their belongings.  


23. Undertake such other duties as may be determined within the general scope of this post. 


24. Be prepared to work some evenings and take part in the provision of bail at weekend on a pro-rata bases.