Restorative Justice Worker
This job is based within Kirklees Youth Justice Service and Kirklees Youth Engagement Service, a multi-agency team which works with young people and their families who are involved with Out of Court Disposals and subject to Court Orders. The main duties include:
- Facilitating a range of Restorative Practices which will include Restorative Conferencing, Family Group Meetings and Victim Offender Mediation which will seek to challenge young people with the consequences of their offending behaviour, whilst enabling the views of victims of crime to be heard.
- To assist with the promotion of restorative practices available to and used by Kirklees Youth Justice Service to your colleagues. Responding restoratively to the needs of all those who have been affected by youth crime.
- Supporting victims and the community enabling them to manage their experience of youth crime to achieve positive outcomes.
- Providing opportunities for those affected by an offence – victim and offender – to communicate and agree how to resolve the aftermath of the offence.
- Contributing to reducing offending by children and young people by providing positive opportunities for them to understand the impact of their crimes on others and to make amends for the harm that their offending behaviour has caused to all those affected.
- Working together with other agencies and services including those within the Criminal Justice System, Victim Services and Community Safety.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome people from all backgrounds to join the team, and we offer great flexibility and benefits to support you throughout your career with us, including: generous annual leave, excellent training and development, final salary pension scheme and work-life balance policies.
Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is also essential that you hold a full and valid driving license and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car. (Exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).
If you wish to have an informal discussion regarding this role you can contact the recruiting manager, Julie Walsh on 01484 221000.
Shortlisting will start week commencing 15th March 2021.
07 March 2021, 11:55 PM
This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.