Youth Offending Team Worker

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/23/255074
  • Published: Mon 18/09/2023, 9:29 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/10/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,820 - £36,298
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Solar Campus, Merseyside

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Youth Offending Team Worker

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

About the role

In this role, you’ll develop your skills as a competent youth justice practitioner and support vulnerable children and young people within a multi-agency approach.

We are looking to appoint a Youth Offending Team Worker to join our Youth Justice Team.

You will be responsible for the management of a caseload of young people who are at risk of involvement in criminality or involved in the criminal justice system.

You will ensure we have what it takes to achieve the objectives of our Youth Justice Plan, developing services that promote the interests of young people and that protect the interests of the community, by seeking to prevent and reduce offending behaviour by young people.

You will deliver high quality assessments and interventions for children and young people involved in the criminal justice system.

You will contribute to the work of established and developing multi agency teams, applying your skills, knowledge and professional judgement within the council and agency requirements helping to ensure seamless service responses to individuals with multiple needs.

If you enjoy working with troubled children and young people and think you have what it takes to be the difference for our staff and residents, then this could be the perfect job for you.

About the candidate

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a commitment to a young person-centred, trauma-informed approach.

You’ll need to be able to demonstrate evidence of training in related areas as well as a  good standard of education and have experience working in an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive manner

Your experience should include Collaborative work with other agencies, experience of working in a team and substantial experiences of direct work with young people and their families.

You will need a track record of working with challenging behaviour as well as Service planning skills, including assessment, monitoring and review.

You will have knowledge and understanding of restorative justice principles.

Above all, you will be looking to improve the lives of children by working with them to build on their strengths and promote a childhood free from the criminal justice system.

Above all you will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees/residents/customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do. 

Interviews are planned for the 18th and 19th October 2023.

This is a great opportunity to join an established and progressive multi-agency team and be part of our ambitious journey. Apply today and “Be the Difference".

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible please contact

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

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