Youth Justice Team Manager
£33 P/H Umbrella
We are currently looking for Youth Justice Team Manager for a role in Southwark. The Youth Justice Team Manager will provide exemplary leadership, management, and professional guidance to a team of youth justice practitioners, both directly and within their team. To ensure the delivery of a high quality, comprehensive, integrated, systemically-informed youth justice service within Southwark's practice framework which prevents offending and protects the public from the harmful activities of young people who offend. To promote and govern excellent youth justice practice, including assessing need, planning and working purposefully with families, support networks and other professionals to prevent offending, safeguard children and promote positive outcomes. To ensure the delivery of a youth justice service which is both relationship-based and responsive to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. To promote, lead and manage the development of excellent and confident practitioners.
Promote and govern excellent practice
Through leadership and management, promote and govern excellent practice to deliver high quality outcomes for children and families in youth justice, ensuring accountability for high professional standards which comply with procedures, agreed timescales and targets. Ensuring the safety of children remains a priority alongside the prevention of offending.
Provide high support and high challenge to motivate staff to carry out their roles to the best of their ability and to the standards required of them.
Maintain own continuous professional development and that of the team through appropriate training, learning and research opportunities and in conjunction with the Service Manager.
Promote excellence in practice using research and practice evidence, tested to meet local need, setting an expectation that Southwark's Practice Framework will be applied and developed by practitioners.
Support and assess Newly Qualified Social Workers through their Assessed & Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), others participating in work based routes into social work or youth justice, and the endorsement of Social Workers preparing for the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS), taking the role of practice educator where appropriate.
For more information please call Sam on 01616670021.