Youth Justice Practitioner

Posted a week ago by Barnsley Council

S70, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£40,221 - £43,421/annum

Barnsley Council are seeking an experienced Youth Justice Practitioner to join the team based in Barnsley. You will be working on a full time, fixed term basis for 18 months from appointment (37 hours per week) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £40,221 - £43,421 per annum.

The Youth Justice Practitioner role:

Are you passionate about working with young people and have a drive and energy to improve their outcomes?  

Barnsley Youth Justice Service is expanding, and we are seeking a professional with a considerable level of practice excellence to join our team in the role of Youth Justice Practitioner and support innovative and reflective approaches to:

  • Reducing reoffending
  • Diverting children from the criminal justice system and from exploitation
  • Protecting the public
  • Making Barnsley a safe place to live

We seek excellence in practice from each other and share a collective belief that change can be achieved if professionals work in a shared relational approach with children and their families, victims, professionals.  This provides the foundation for lasting outcomes, and we are proud of our shared culture-this makes Barnsley YJS an inspiring place to work! 

Our service puts the Child First; places victims at the centre of practice and recognises the impact of discrimination on children, families, and wider communities.  You will be able to evidence in your practice a shared commitment to these principles.

This role has a broad portfolio of responsibility and will require you to work closely with partners to address the impact of  risk issues, including the impact of exploitation, harmful behaviours and abuse on victims and wider communities.

We are seeking applications from candidates who:

  • have direct experience of practice in a criminal justice partnership environment
  • thrive in highly pressured and challenging environments
  • have significant experience of working within a partnership approach to the management of complex risk
  • have a considerable knowledge of risk and of how to develop defensible plans to reduce identified risk
  • are willing to work flexibly in accordance with policies and procedures to meet the operational needs of the council, including weekend working and working into the evenings as required by the assessed needs of young people and their families and the service.

Your practice will be of a very high standard, and you will role model this work to others. You will have responsibility to:

  • Work as part of a motivated and innovative team to achieve the best outcomes for children
  • To provide written reports to Referral Order panels, Youth and Crown Courts, Child Protection conferences and other formal forums that are of a high standard and effectively convey the views of the Youth Justice Service
  • Analyse, assess and manage risk
  • To act as an appropriate role model for children and young people at all times.
  • Effectively manage a caseload of the most complex children

Closing date: Friday 14th June 2024

A lot to look forward to:

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. We prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential.

If you think this role is for you then we would very much welcome your application, apply now to become our Youth Justice Practitioner.

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