Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £25,481 – £37,890
Position Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 19th November 2021
We are looking for Youth Justice Officers who want to improve outcomes for children and young people, within the context of Leeds’ aim to be a Child Friendly and Restorative City. The role is a challenging one, and requires individuals who are prepared to work hard, collaborate with other agencies and listen and respond to children and young people, focussing on their strengths and building their resilience.
You will need show that you can work restoratively and holistically and demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to child-first principles. We are looking for Youth Justice Officers who understand what good practice looks like and who can work effectively with others in a culture of high support and high challenge. Specifically, you will need:
• A CQSW/DipSW/Diploma in Probation Studies/Diploma in Youth and Community Work/Foundation Degree in Youth Justice or equivalent
• A commitment to multi-agency, restorative working and a flexible approach, which will include working weekends and evenings on occasion
• Knowledge of the criminal justice system and court processes
• Experience of working with young people and their families
• Excellent communication, assessment and report writing skills
• A positive, professional approach with excellent IT skills
• Proven commitment to equality and diversity
In return we offer:
• The chance to be part of an energetic, creative and ambitious Service, which is passionate about making a difference to young people, families and communities
• The opportunity to become part of an ‘outstanding’ Children and Families Directorate
• Excellent terms and conditions, including access to the local government pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlements and other employee benefits
• An excellent support and professional development offer
• The opportunity to work flexibly, including hybrid working
For an informal discussion about this post please contact our Youth Justice Centre reception on 0113 3782055 or email email@example.com.
Leeds YJS has a commitment to safeguarding children and young people which is reflected in staff selection. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. If you hold a DipSW or CQSW your appointment as a Youth Justice Officer is subject to you being registered with Social Work England as eligible to practice.
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