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Youth Justice Service Practitioner

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Salary
£34712 - £46751 per annum
Closing date
6 May 2024

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Youth Justice Service Practitioner

Permanent, Full Time

£36,101 to £48,622 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Community-based worker

Closing Date: 25th April 2024

Interview Date: 7th & 8th May 2024

The Opportunity

Youth Justice Practitioners work to reduce offending by young people, working closely with family, schools and other relevant key agencies to address the factors leading to offending. Practitioners also represent the Youth Justice Service (YJS) at relevant multiagency forums to secure better outcomes for young people.

With experience of working with young people with complex needs and their families demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of all relevant legislation and a background in youth justice, social work or probation.

This role is based in the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Team (ISS). The team is based in Chelmsford, however, works with cases across Essex.

This role requires the successful candidate to work one weekend in four and attracts a 6% enhancement on their salary.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Either a qualified and registered Social Work England Social Worker or hold a professionally accredited qualification in Probation Studies.
  • Experience of working with children / young people or young adults with complex needs in a criminal justice setting and an understanding of the issues that affect young people and children.
  • Excellent communication skills and IT literate and ensure high quality recording on YOS case management system.
  • An ability to work on your own initiative and manage competing demands when under pressure and awareness of own strengths and area for development and a commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Ability to challenge young people, their attitudes and behaviours, in an appropriate and positive manner and a commitment to working in partnership with young people, their parents/carers and others involved in the young person's life.
  • Adept at working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and across organisational boundaries.
  • To read more about us please visit: Children & Families

    Please take a look at our 'No Magic' Children & Families video

    The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

    Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

    Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We're committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

    We're also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

    What you should do next

    If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

    As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

    Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

    If you would like to be kept up to date on other relevant opportunities, blogs, news, events and industry related news at Essex County Council, please join The Essex Talent Community

    If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email resourcing.team@essex.gov.uk

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    Why Essex?

    Essex County Council covers 1,300 square miles from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary. From the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career.

    We celebrate difference and work to ensure that no one is disadvantaged when accessing services, employment or public life in Essex. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. We’re also committed to interviewing all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

    Free to deliver big

    We recruit creative, ambitious, talented people, and free them up to think – and deliver – big.

    We’ve made substantial changes in recent years, reorganising how we’re structured and how we work, so we can protect the most vulnerable and enable our economy to grow. Join us and you’ll be trusted to take control, manage change and make a lasting impact. You’ll be able to call upon external partners and suppliers to help you deliver. More importantly, talented, trailblazing colleagues – including many industry-leaders – will be right by your side to share ideas, knowledge and experience.

    Find out how Essex County Council is changing, and how you’ll fit in.

    Employee Recognition & Engagement

    Here are some of the things we have in place to give our employees a sense of belonging, involvement and recognition. 

    Employee Networks:

    • Ethnically Diverse Employee Network (EDEN)
    • Carers Forum 
    • Christian Network 
    • Disabled Employees Network 
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Network
    • Parents Network 
    • Women’s Network
    • Men’s Network
    • Young People and Apprentice Network. 

    You Make The Difference’ Awards - giving employees the opportunity to nominate individuals or teams who go above and beyond for our residents.

    Employee Surveys – where we listen to the voices of our people and take action on what we hear.

    Employee Panels – giving you the opportunity to feed back on a range of policies and initiatives, network with colleagues and influence far-reaching changes.

    Learning and Development

    We have developed diverse learning opportunities to support our people to grow both personally and professionally. This includes:

    • A large suite of online training and tools
    • Dedicated learning events such as ‘LearnFest’ – our flagship annual celebration of learning
    • Apprenticeships for both new and existing colleagues
    • Financial support to achieve professional qualifications
    • Support from subject matter experts 
    • The opportunity to share your own expertise to up-skill colleagues
    • Leadership and executive coaching
    • Learning on demand
    • Career pathways

    Rewards and Benefits

    • Family Friendly flexible Working
    • Generous holiday and special leave allowances (including the option to purchase extra holiday)
    • Local Government Pension Scheme
    • Life Assurance of three times annual salary
    • Volunteering leave (up to 4 days per year)
    • Employee wellbeing and counselling
    • Travel discounts & season ticket loans
    • Learning and Development opportunities/coaching & mentoring
    • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
    • Eye care vouchers
    • Lease car scheme (dependent on business needs)
    • Up to £8,000 relocation package (subject to terms and conditions)

    You’ll also have access to MyReward, a unique platform for Essex County Council employees to gain various discounts and savings.

    Your Wellbeing

    At Essex County Council we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our people. We work closely with our employees to provide wellbeing support based on their needs. We strive to enable the right environment, conditions, and behaviours so individual and organisational wellbeing is embedded in everything we do.

    Join us and get Inspired to do More.

    Company info
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    Telephone
    0845 743 0430
    Location
    County Hall
    Market Road
    Chelmsford
    Essex
    CM1 1QH
    United Kingdom

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