DBR03692 Youth Offending Team Officer

Local Government, Public Sector

We are looking for Youth Offending Team Officer, to work as part of a multi-agency team preventing offending by children and young people by delivering a range of interventions in line with statutory requirements and national and local priorities for youth justice and children’s services:

To provide a Youth Offending Service (YOS) in line with the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, which requires each area to have a team of staff seconded from different agencies working together to prevent offending by children and young people:

Qualification – Essential

GCSE Grade A-C (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics
Educated to degree level or relevant experience
A professional qualification in social work, probation, youth and community work, health, education
or relevant degree and experience of working with children and young people
Knowledge of ASSET/ASSETPlus
Advanced – Microsoft; Word, PowerPoint, – Excel, Outlook & social Media
Essential – Skills, Abilities & Experience
Experience of direct work with challenging and hard to engage children and young people
Recent experience of direct work with offenders
Good experience of working within a statutory framework
Good knowledge of the causes of crime and effective practice in intervening to reduce offending and anti-social behaviour by young people
Good knowledge of safeguarding children issues, Every Child Matters, Children Act 2004, and the Pan London Child Protection procedures
Good knowledge of the youth justice system, Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Youth Justice Board National Standards and the Criminal Justice Act 2003.
Knowledge of the assessment and management of risk in terms of dangerousness, reoffending and vulnerability
Valid driving licence and access to the use of a motor vehicle
Ability to work outside normal hours in exceptional or planned circumstances, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays appropriate to the demands of the job
Ability to travel as required
Ability to promote equal opportunities and demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to communities from different cultural backgrounds
Knowledge of a broad range of Local government roles and functions
Enhanced CRB/DBS; on the disclosure & barring service update system
Able to provide Five Years of references – essential
To apply for this role, candidates require a full work history with no unexplained gaps
Diamond Blaque is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Diamond Blaque is acting as an Employment Agency for this vacancy

Ref: DBR03692
Job Title: Youth Offending Team Officer
Salary: £18.08 per hour PAYE – Inside IR35
Location: North London
Hours: 36 hours per week
Duration: Minimum 4 months – Extension on Performance

To apply for this job email your details to info@diamondblaquee.com.