Location: London Borough of Hackney
Salary: £54,597 to £55,665 54597- PO8
Position Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 20th October 2021
Hackney’s youth justice service’s primary aim is to prevent offending by children and young people. The concept of ‘child first’ guides the work of Hackney’s youth offending teams. For those children who have offended, we work to reduce offending behaviours by partnership and collaboration with a range of practitioners across Children and Family Services, police, other local authorities, probation, Youth Courts and mental health practitioners.
You will become part of the service leadership structure. The role leads a multi-agency team using Check-In (supervision), informal supervision, quality assurance, planning and delivery of evidence-based practice as well as outcome-focused interventions and programmes. The successful candidate will ensure that children, young people, their families and carers are assessed and effective plans that promote desistance from offending are delivered in accordance with statutory requirements, the National Standards for Youth Justice and best practice. The opportunity for developing innovative impactful youth justice services is high.
Reporting to a Service Manager the Youth Justice Team leader will be part of a leadership team, where we are developing Trauma-Informed approaches, tackling unequal treatment of children within the youth justice system, and keeping children and the public safe by applying a rigorous focus on mitigating potential harms. Team Leaders take the lead for the Service Manager on key themes and service issues (e.g. Resettlement, MAPPA, Trauma-Informed Practice); manage key practice and partnership relationships within and outside the LA; undertake case audits and encourage and model high-quality practice and interventions. The role has oversight of the development of YOT interventions, (both group and 1-1) in partnership with other youth provision providers as appropriate, and/or with partner agencies working with young people who have offended. The post will provide regular opportunities for the training and coaching of staff
Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you’ll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families.