YOS Case Manager
Contract Type: x 1 Permanent & x 1 Fixed Term, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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In Camden we are committed to ensuring that all young people succeed, do well in their education and if they need additional support and help, they are able to access a range of exciting and targeted youth support options.
We have re-organised all our youth support services, delivered through the Integrated Youth Support Service to make the most of our dedicated, innovative and enthusiastic staff teams to deliver a more holistic and integrated offer to the young people of Camden.
We want young people to maximise their potential for growth and development, become resilient and thereby remaining in education, stay safe, and develop healthier and more positive lifestyles.
As a Case Manager for the Youth Offending Service you will be adept at managing a varied case load relating to youth justice and will work innovatively with young people from diverse backgrounds and engage them and their families and other professionals in order to assess, develop and deliver intervention and activities that support their personal and social skills and participation in society.
The successful candidate will directly contribute to youth offending service outcomes by creatively engaging young people who are subject to youth justice orders and also who are at risk of anti-social behaviour, crime, becoming NEET and substance misuse.
We are recruiting for 2 separate posts, one permanent post and one fixed term post for a year.
The second post is for a permanent placement and will have an additional focus on Intensive Supervision and Surveillance (ISS) orders.
You will assess young people’s suitability for ISS, and then plan and deliver creative and innovative ISS interventions that support young people’s engagement and develop their personal and social skills.
You will also work with their families and the professional network to achieve positive outcomes whilst effectively managing risk and safeguarding concerns. This post will also have a focus on “county lines” so your experience and expertise in this field of work will be a bonus.
To be considered for this exciting position it is essential that you have substantial experience of direct work with young people who are considered to be at risk.
This will include those who are at risk of crime, anti-social behaviour, NEET, SEND, exploitation etc. You will possess previous experience of direct work with young people and their families ensuring you deliver high quality services and interventions.
The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of approaches to young people’s development and a good understanding of youth justice systems including national standards and scaled approach and evidence of effective practice that build desistance and resilience.
It is paramount that you have comprehensive knowledge of the role of the YOS in both Youth Court and Crown Courts. You must have a proven ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and be able to write clear and concise reports within a youth justice environment to fixed timescales.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare.
This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing dates for applications: Sunday 22nd April 2018 Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 18000083
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