Youth Offending Team Social Worker
This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Achieving for Children (RBWM)
£20,347 – £23,125 pa actual salary
Achieving for Children, Windsor & Maidenhead
25 hours per week.
10/11/2019 at 23:55 PM
Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.
Achieving for Children has been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
We are looking for a Youth Offending Team Social Worker to join our team in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We work with young people who are at risk of engaging in offending behaviour or who have committed an offence, and support them to help make positive changes in their lives so they do not re-offend or cause further harm to the community. This includes promoting restorative justice and working with victims. In addition, we help to support young people with any safeguarding needs they may have, in order to promote their personal safety and wellbeing.
As a Youth Offending Team Social Worker for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
- Providing social work services within the YOT, and understanding and complying with the implementation of current Child Protection procedures and guidance.
- Utilising reflective practice, research findings, outcomes from SCR and CSPPI processes, complaints, case law and statutory guidance to inform your social work and Youth Justice Practice.
- Undertaking the role of Practice Educator/work based supervisor for social work students and act as a mentor to new staffing regarding Social Work practice.
- Networking with YOT and Social Care colleagues and professionals from other organisations involved in the delivery of youth justice services to share information, knowledge and feedback, especially acting as the link between YOT and Social Care within Achieving for Children.
- Managing remand and bail support packages, and providing additional support to young people remanded into Local Authority accommodation in line with National Standards, and Effective Practice Principles, and participating in the Court Duty Rota system which includes, attending and speaking in Court, receiving referrals and responding to any situations that may arise.
- Writing Referral Order reports, Pre-Sentence reports, Specific Sentence Reports, YRO Review Reports, Child Protection Case Conference and for any other requirements for reporting feedback.
To be a Youth Offending Team Worker for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
- Working knowledge of Criminal Justice System in relation to young people and Youth Justice Practice.
- Experience of working in social, educational, health, youth, community or youth justice setting.
- Able to build clear, direct and open relationships based on trust and mutual respect, with a range of individuals, groups and organisations.
- Able to maintain a child-focused approach at all times.
- Experience of working collaboratively in a multi-agency context to achieve the best outcomes for young people.
- Able to seek help from colleagues and managers and recognise when this is needed.
- Understanding diversity issues and the barriers to equality of opportunity and a commitment to working with diverse communities.
- Time management and organisational skills.
- Able to use common Microsoft packages and ASSET plus.
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Kathryn Barraclough for an informal discussion on 01628 683280.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.
Closing date: 10 November 2019
Interviews: w/c 18 November 2019