Youth Offending Service Family Worker

Bexley (City/Town), London (Greater)
£28,152 - £33,120 per annum
29 Aug 2018
17 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full time

Youth Offending Service Family Worker

Department: Educational Achievement and Inclusion

Management Grouping: Youth and Inclusion

Team: Youth Offending Service

Location: Bexleyheath

Salary: £28,152 - £33,120 per annum

Contract: Permanent / 36 hours per week

Closing Date: Tuesday 17th September 2018

Job reference: ECS0000306

We are seeking a full time, permanent Family Worker in our Youth Offending Service (YOS). The YOS is part of Children’s Services supporting children and families through challenging times and ensuring safeguarding, public protection, community concerns and the best outcomes for children and young people are at the forefront of everything we do. 

Bexley YOS is part of a successful partnership and at the heart of developments to prevent crime and promote the inclusion of children and young people in Bexley.  The service is multi-agency and co-ordinates and delivers all youth justice services and referrals from Police or Courts.

This is a new specialist role within the YOS and the post holder will deliver an intensive, targeted, high quality whole-family service for Bexley families whose children are at risk of entering, or are in, the youth justice system.  

The post holder will need to be experienced in supporting parent/carer(s) of adolescents and those living with complex situations, which adversely affect their ability to effect sustained change, so as to improve family outcomes and better support children within the youth justice setting.  This role requires the post holder to have experience of multi-agency working to support families with transferable skills to work flexibly across a range of specialisms in addition to youth justice, e.g. parental domestic abuse, parental mental health, parental substance misuse, family trauma and children at risk of school exclusion.

We are a high performing service and welcome candidates who share our drive to help parents, carers and families overcome difficulties to achieve and succeed. You should hold a relevant parenting practice qualification – preferably both - and have experience of working with children and families within the field of youth justice including Court, Appropriate Adult, out of court and prevention services.  It is important that you have a creative approach, plenty of energy, initiative and the ability to forge effective partnerships with other agencies.

Bexley Children’s Services has adopted Signs of Safety as its practice model.  This strengths and solution focused ethos of working with families and colleagues is threaded throughout all areas of Children’s Social Care.  As part of your role you will work alongside this practice framework. 

Bexley provides exceptional training, development and supervision and our YOS staff retention rates are excellent. 

Come and join us to deliver excellent services to young people, their parents, victims and the wider community. The successful candidate will be given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge across children’s services.

Attendance at evening community panels and reparation services will be required on occasion.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service  

What we offer:

  • Relocation Package up to £8,000
  • Reimbursement of HCPC subscription
  • Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
  • Performance Related Pay
  • Up to 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

View more about our employment deal here.

About us:

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Charlotte Shrimpton, Head of Youth and Inclusion on 020 3045 5073.

Your Application:

  • Closing Date for your application: 17th September 2018
  • Please visit to find out more and apply.  CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
  • Anticipated Interview date: week commencing 24th September 2018.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

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