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Havering Social Work Vacancies

Vacancy Details

Youth Offending Service Practitioner

London Borough of Havering
£30,000 - £34,999
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/07/2020 at 00:00 AM

Welcome to the Integrated Adolescent Safeguarding Support Service (IASS).

We provide support that improves outcomes for children and young people between 10 and 18 years old, and up to 25 for young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

We are committed to seeing life through the eyes of young people in Havering. We promote positive language and attitudes toward young people, their networks and communities. Coproduction is at the heart of our work, and young people’s voices are at the centre of the design and delivery of our service.  

Our core aim is to safeguard children and young people who may be at risk of harm outside of family and home. In recent years, we have seen an increase in the exploitation of children and young people in Havering. We use techniques like information sharing between agencies and data analysis to identify those young people who may be at risk of exploitation. We then work with young people to protect them from harm and improve their life chances.

Our integrated service is multi-disciplinary, and made up of a dedicated team of professionals from:

  • Adolescent safeguarding team
  • Youth justice service
  • Youth Influence and Participation Service
  • Virtual school
  • Child Exploitation / Missing coordination, working across this team and Social Care
  • Clinical health posts
  • Data analysis to enable earlier identification of children vulnerable to criminal exploitation

Our preventative approach to support and intervention with young people is informed by our understanding of:

  • The impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences
  • Young people’s experiences of risk in places and people outside of family, home and school

•The power of language and relationship-based practice.

YOS Practitioner -Integrated Adolescent Safeguarding Services

Grade 6- £30,711 to £33,948pa

As a YOS Practitioner you will support with the prevention of youth offending, protect the public and safeguard individuals by contributing to both the operational efficiency and the strategic development of the Youth Offending Service.

The role will be required to discharge the responsibilities of the local Youth Justice Partnership under both the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 in relation to youth justice disposals.

As a YOS practitioner you will be accountable for maintaining professional standards of practice. Within the role you will support and implement the service vision and values.

You will be experienced in engaging with young people and their families and be able to adopt a whole family approach.

You will be able evidence working within of either youth work or the supervision of children and young people who offend (through employment or voluntary).

You knowledge of the Youth Justice System and relevant legislation will be current and up to date.

You will have the ability to produce reports for a wide range of audiences.

You will be experienced in completing detailed assessments and be able to execute effective supervision plans for young people with restorative approaches.

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please note the CV's will not be accepted

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mark Patrick on 01708 434659

The closing date for the receipt of applications is. 19th April  2020however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.