Do you want to join us? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Prevention and Youth Justice Service (PYJS) on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. We are a small team who work collaboratively to ensure effective service delivery. Our two main strands of work are Prevention and Statutory cases. In addition, you will have/share a lead role in particular areas of work within the service, such as Court, Interventions, Outreach, Education, and Participation.
As a Youth Justice Worker, you will work with children who are at risk of offending, harming others or of being harmed by others, including children at risk of exploitation. You will also work with children who have already entered the criminal justice system.
You must be able to conduct assessments to identify and analyse the underlying causes for children’s behaviour or offending. You must also be able to assess and manage the three domains of risk: serious harm; re-offending; and safety and wellbeing. You will have to co-produce plans to support children with creative, relationship-based interventions, utilising the latest evidence-based practice.
We are a trauma informed service, and we use case formulation to support our work. Our assessment tools include the YJB approved Asset Plus, which you should be familiar with. You will have experience of analytical and critical writing, including writing reports for the Courts, and be knowledgeable about the relevant legislation National Standards and YJB best practice guidance.
You will represent the PYJS in Court and work with a range of agencies and teams to support the children you are working with.
You will need a car and a full driving licence for this role.
Advert closing date: 11pm, 30th January 2022
Interviews: w/c 7.2.22
If you are interested in this role and would like to discuss further, please contact: Bea Nigolian email@example.com
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
WBC is an equal opportunities employer.