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Youth Offending Service Parenting Worker
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0157
  • Published: Tue 17/11/2020, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/12/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,234 - £36,922
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading YOS, 16 North Street, Berkshire

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Youth Offending Service Parenting Worker

Brighter Futures for Children

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Fixed term secondment cover until March 2022


‘..we found a competent and committed workforce who knew their children and young people well.’ (HMIP Short Quality Screening, June 2016)

About BFFC

Brighter Futures for Children is improving outcomes for Reading's children, young people and families.

We are an independent, not-for-profit-company, wholly owned by Reading Borough Council. Our responsibility is to deliver quality children's services, early help, education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services in the borough. 

  • We protect and enhance the lives of the children of Reading.
  • We help families find long-term solutions to ensure children lead happy, healthy, and successful lives.
  • We embrace new and proven ways of working, including; Trauma Informed practice, Restorative approaches, Strong partnership working, Quick and appropriate decision-making.


The Team/Role

Reading Youth Offending Service (YOS) currently has a vacancy for a YOS Parenting worker who will be able to engage and support parents and carers of young people who have offended or are at risk of offending. The YOS is located within Brighter Futures for Children and also has strong links with partner services working with young people.

You will need to have significant experience of engaging well with parents and carers. You will need assessment and organizational skills and flexibility in managing a varied caseload of differing intensities and will also need to be prepared to work some evenings/weekends on an occasional basis. You will need to be able to demonstrate a coaching and supportive approach, both with parents and carers and also with staff as you support them to also work well with whole families.

Role Responsibilities:

  • To manage a caseload of young people, delivering young person focussed interventions.
  • To ensure appropriate assessments are undertaken with young people and preparing prepare relevant reports.
  • To act as a Court Officer and attend as a representative of the Youth Offending Team.
  • To work collaboratively, referring to others in the YOS, and liaising with other services as appropriate

Essential Qualifications:

Educated to degree level in a relevant subject area Essential knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Significant experience of working with young people.
  • Experience of carrying out assessments of need and risk of young people
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and initiatives in relation to working with children and young people



Contact details for an informal discussion:

Giles Allchurch 0118 9372420

Natalie Clarke 0118 9372420

Sarah Dobinson 0118 9372420

What we offer:

  • We offer a supportive framework to develop your career
  • You’ll work in a friendly and collaborative environment where we are committed to delivering positive outcomes
  • We have a strong training and developmental pathway
  • All team managers are permanent staff and our Consultant Practitioners will coach, mentor and support you

Our package

  • Competitive salary
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted childcare
  • On-site outstanding nursery
  • Free parking
  • Pool cars

We offer a range of extras


  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Local discounts
  • Health and wellbeing programme
  • Staff Club and social events

We suggest that the majority of the information can be entered in the application form. 

Closing date: 13th December 2020

Interview date: 21st and 22nd December 2020