ADVERT – Senior Practitioner - Youth Offending Service
Employer: London Borough of Waltham Forest
Published on: 22nd October 2019
Closing on: 24th November 2019
Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 36 hours per week.
Salary: £39,774 - £42,684 (depending on qualifications and experience)
DBS Check: Enhanced
Location: Rowan House, 1 Cecil Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3HF.
Youth Justice Officer
Full Time – Permanent
Pay scale: PO4 (£39,774 - £42,684)
The Families Directorate of Waltham Forest is working to the principles of Safe, Well, Independent and Resilient and we recognise that preventing children entering the criminal justice system and reducing reoffending is fundamental to achieving these principles for children and young people. The successful candidate will be part of the inter-disciplinary Youth Offending Service that provides community and through care services to young people who progress through the Criminal Justice process.
The key accountabilities for this role include:-
- Responsibility for the effective, overall operational management of Referral Orders (see Job Description for more details).
- As part of the YOS senior team cover generic management responsibilities such as participating in the Duty Manager Rota, providing supervision to a fixed number of staff and attending Manager’s Meetings.
- To participate in all of the Services quality assurance processes, including gate-keeping of reports, completing case audit activity and observing case workers sessions with young people.
- To ensure that the quality of assessments and intervention plans meet standards as set out in Asset + guidance and that they are counter-signed within locally agreed timescales.
- As with 4 to also ensure that risk of serious harm and safety and well-being is rigorously adjudicated and explicitly addressed in the young person’s intervention plan and contingency planning adequately prepares for any change in circumstances.
- To regularly provide and record management oversight on YOS CMS (CVYJ) for all direct reports and ensure that cases are managed in accordance with YJB Case Management Guidance and National Standards and the contacts are in accordance with the Scaled Approach.
- To Chair reviews for direct reports according to Case Planning and Review Management Policy.
- To provide effective and reflective supervision to all direct reports on a monthly basis
- To contribute with managers to the annual performance reviews of direct reports.
- To maintain a caseload of young people (max. 4 cases) in order to maintain professional practice.
- To represent the YOS at partnership meetings or any other events as directed.
- With other senior staff contribute to the effective functioning of the Service, including contributing to any overall management activity including training and development of staff, reviewing and / or writing of policies & procedures.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Cheryle Davies, Interim lead for youth justice on: 07807 035678.
Closing date: 17th November 2019
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