Youth Justice Officer
£23 Umbrella P/H
We are currently looking for a Youth Justice Officer for a role in Peterborough. The Youth Justice Officer will perform tasks as a Youth Justice Officer managing cases in or at risk of entering the youth justice system. To take responsibility for assessing, planning, supervising and enforcing disposals services for vulnerable children/adults in accordance with national Youth Justice, Social Work and / or Health Care legislation, standards, guidance and local policies and procedures.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
To manage a caseload of service users with varied levels of need in accordance with National Standards for Youth Justice, departmental policies and procedures, relevant legislation, guidance and regulations.
To complete risk of re-offending, risk of serious harm and safety and well-being assessments on young people engaged in the criminal justice system using nationally recognised evidence-based specialist Assessment tools Asset Plus as required. To make clear and defensible assessments in relation to young people's risk of re-offending, risk to others and risk to the young person and develop associated management plans
To prepare high quality pre-sentence reports, Referral Order reports, parenting assessments and reports for other agencies within required deadlines. To prepare, agree and review intervention plans with young people and parents/ carers that focus upon reducing risk of re-offending, risks to others and safety and wellbeing.
To directly deliver and / or co-ordinate interventions to young people and parents/carers subject to prevention, pre-court outcomes, court orders, bail or remand, sentenced to custody or on licence.
To effectively manage and maintain local and national standard contacts for young people subject to community and custodial based penalties, out of court disposals, prevention work and parents/carers subject to parenting orders.
To adopt a 'whole family approach' and take a Lead Professional Role for the family when in the best interests of the child/young person. To lead on Contextual Safeguarding Plans where in the best interests of the child/young person.
To attend and contribute to, and where required chair, review meetings in a variety of settings and institutions such as other local authorities, hospitals and custodial units. working collaboratively with colleagues and a range of partner organisations.
For more information please call Sam on 01616670021 or email