Youth Offending Team Officer

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 4 (£25,775 - £31,385) per annum. From 1 April 2020 (£26,188 - £31,888 per annum)
Location: Strood Youth Centre, Strood, Kent
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 10/04/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CH0231RS

This post will involve assessing the risks and needs of young people involved in the criminal justice system, motivating young people to make positive changes in their lives, collaborating with young people to deliver plans to address their offending.

Medway youth offending team is committed to working positively with young people and their families to enable them to desist from offending. This work will involve assessing risks and safeguarding needs within timescales prescribed by the Youth Justice Board. The post will involve multi-agency working in order to achieve the best outcomes for young people. The post will involve undertaking working with young people referred by the Youth Court and those referred by the police as a part of their being subject to an out of court disposal.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to working creatively, collaboratively and systematically.

Medway Youth Offending Team is a part of a successful local youth justice partnership. We are committed to a child first approach in working with young people, maximising their potential and valuing them and their contributions as citizens in society.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailersThe Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Ken Dance on 01634 336258.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.



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