Salary details: MPS/UPS
Ref: FAM 1959
Children and Families
Child Protection and Family Support
Place of Work: Somerset Buildings, Huddersfield and Young Batley, Batley
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours per Week: 37
Closing date: 08 December 2019
At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work with partners and communities to deliver our services. We know we have challenging times ahead so we are always looking for better and smarter ways to work.
The role is based within the Kirklees Youth Offending Team Service and contributes towards the delivery of the Kirklees Youth Justice Plan which brings together partner agencies to tackle shared issues such as reducing crime / the impact and fear of crime on the public and communities. The service provides clearly focused targeted interventions to take place within a context of integrated assessment and service provision.
As an organisation Kirklees Youth Offending Team aims to provide a high quality restorative service in line with the benchmark standards that are required by the Restorative Justice Council. All employees are expected to practice within these standards.
You will work with young people who are involved in the criminal justice system. You will be actively involved in specific cases to which you have been assigned where young people have committed offences or are at risk of offending:
You will have:
Experience of working with, and the ability to relate to young people who have offended, and their families;
An understanding and commitment to working with young people within their community;
Knowledge of the legislation governing young people (Children Act and Criminal Justice Act);
The ability to assess the needs of young people and plan, work to and review appropriate programmes of work in response to identified issues; and
A willingness to undergo training and work unsocial hours to meet the needs of the Service.
Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this job. Please note that a conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Description. CV's will not be accepted.