Do you have experience of developing projects or activities for children/young people? Experience or an interest in reparation, mediation and victim interventions?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
A new opportunity has arisen for a full time Reparation Co-ordinator in Wandsworth Youth Offending Team (YOT). We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and effective Reparation Co-ordinator who is experienced in use of restorative practice theory, mediation, one to one or group work to reduce re-offending.
This position is a fixed term contract until 31/03/2023. However, extensions likely as it has been funded by the annual Youth Justice grant for 5 plus years.
About the service
The YOT places the well-being of children & young people at the centre of everything we do 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.
About the team
You will be joining a high performing team that obtained a rating of GOOD (with Outstanding features) in its 2018 HMIP inspection. We also support our staff members in their role and career through training and development opportunities.
About the role
As the Reparation Coordinator, you will co-ordinate all direct and indirect reparation. You will be expected to form strong links with the local community and establish working partnerships that will enable the young people to complete their reparation and form positive relationships to reduce conflict with the law and youth justice system.
You will need experience of working with children displaying offending, high risk or vulnerable behaviour. You 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.
The post is compliant with Youth Justice statutory guidance but also incorporates early help and signposting. You will be able to communicate effectively with children, young people and their families, ensuring that their views and wishes are acknowledged and recorded accurately. Establish rapport and build respectful, honest and trusted working relationships
In addition to the above, to be shortlisted for interview your CV and Personal Statement will demonstrate:
- A recognised qualification (at Degree or Level 3) in Youth Justice or Youth Work or similar relevant qualifications.
- Some 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 parents/carers.
- 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
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Paulette Edwards on Paulette.Edwards@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home (dependent on service needs) and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. You will also be availed of all training available to the service.
Reparation Co-ordinator - Job Profile
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