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Social Worker YOS
  • Employer: North Somerset Council - Childrens Services
  • Reference: SSWR0286
  • Published: Thu 09/03/2023, 20:36 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 21/03/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,099 - £37,261 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Weston -super- Mare, North Somerset

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Social Worker YOS

“Working to prevent youth offending and to enhance community safety”


Job Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Youth Offending and Prevention Service as a Social worker on a permanent basis.


North Somerset Youth Offending Service is a successful partnership between North Somerset Council, Police, Probation, Health Integrated Care Board, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and other agencies. Our key aim is to prevent children from entering the justice system, and we are committed to ensuring the Youth Justice Board’s Child First principles are at the heart of the work we do with children, young people and their families.


We work with young people subject to statutory youth justice interventions (including youth conditional cautions, community orders and custodial sentences) and young people at risk of offending on diversionary preventative bases; and provides services to carers, families and victims.


About the role

This is a full time, permanent post based in Weston-Super-Mare.


As a Social worker in the YOS, you will manage a caseload of young people on statutory youth justice interventions as well as those at risk of offending on a diversionary preventative basis.


You will work in a multi-agency way and with children and their families so they are included in a holistic assessment and support process. 


You will also be responsible for one to one interventions working alongside young people and their families.


You will promote children’s individual strengths and capacities to develop their pro-social identity for sustainable desistance, leading to safer communities and fewer victims. All your work will be constructive and future-focused, built on supportive relationships that empower children to fulfil their potential and make positive contributions to society.


You will prepare reports for Court and Panels and undertake court duties on a duty basis.


About you


  • We will look to you to have experience of working with young people and their families in the Youth Justice system, as well as experience and understanding of working within a multi-agency setting.
  • You will have an approved professional qualification relevant to the area of work, which could include social work, teaching, probation or youth work.
  • You will have a thorough and up to date understanding of safeguarding issues and child protection procedures.


This position is available to those looking for secondment opportunity within North Somerset.


This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Benefits of working with us

  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave allowance including option to purchase further leave
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • Family friendly policies and leave options
  • Well-being initiatives for staff
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric Vehicle scheme
  • Career progression
  • fantastic training opportunities


Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Laura Dixey on 01275 888360.


Visit to download an application pack and apply online.


Anticipated interview date:       To be confirmed


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.