Case Manager - Youth Offending Team
Are you up for the challenge of supporting a young person getting in trouble with the Law?
If the answer is yes, then we want to encourage you to consider applying to become our Case Manager for our Youth Offending Team (YOT)!
We are seeking an experienced, energetic and effective practitioner who is committed to working with young people and their families who are within the youth justice framework.
About the team
The Youth Offending Team (YOT) places the well-being of children & young people at the centre and works hard to help them realise their potential to become accomplished adults. We use the skills of a multi-disciplinary team to support children and their families to address issues that may be causing them difficulties.
We are a high performing team that obtained a rating of GOOD (with Outstanding features) in its 2018 HMIP inspection.
About the role
The successful candidate will need to work from ‘child first, offender second’ approach that promotes diversity, whilst being able to recognise and challenge factors leading to discrimination, disproportionality and safeguarding concerns such as child exploitation.
You will manage a generic caseload of young people presenting offending behaviour who may be subject to court orders, produce reports for courts, community panels or the secure estate and deliver interventions to young people and their families to reduce offending.
The YOT Case Manager will have a strong track record in working with some of the most challenging and vulnerable young people in the community to support positive outcomes and reduce re-offending. They will also have a good understanding of working in partnership with services within and outside of the Council.
In addition to the above, to be shortlisted for interview your CV and Personal Statement will demonstrate:
- A professional qualification in Social Work or Probation.
- Knowledge of Criminal Justice Legislation and be committed to meeting the aims and objectives of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998, the Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
- Recent experience of undertaking assessments & working directly with young people and their families
- An ability to demonstrate commitment to the Council’s Equal Opportunity Policy
- Effective written and verbal communication skills; good IT skills
- The ability to work flexibly as some evenings will be required
The Shared Staffing Arrangement aims to be at the forefront of innovation in local government and the organisation will invest in your development and ensure the opportunities for progression that only a large organisation can provide
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays (pro rata). In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
- Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 25th October 2020
- Shortlisting date: TBC
- Interview Date: TBC
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
How to apply?
To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must address the requirements listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Paulette Edwards by email Paulette.Edwards@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
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