Youth Justice Intervention Worker

Youth Justice Intervention Worker

Somerset Youth Offending Service (YOS) aims to reduce youth offending. Most of the work of the team is with young people aged 10 to 18 who have been arrested by the police for a crime.

The team includes social workers, police, a probation officer, a psychologist, restorative justice workers, an education worker and volunteers.

We are committed to working with all young people, their parents and carers and victims without discrimination through race, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

We want to help support each young person living in Somerset to have the best possible chance of achieving their potential.

Somerset Youth Offending Service (Somerset YOS) is a high performing service with a low custody level.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

As a Youth Justice Intervention Worker you will receive a full induction and training and be supported to hold a case load of young people who have come to our attention through the police and criminal courts. You will complete a holistic assessment using the Youth Justice Boards framework AssetPlus and undertake tailored interventions to promote desistence from offending.

You will receive regular supervision, both from a dedicated line manager and also peer supervision and support.

A few things about you

You will need the ability to build robust professional relationships both within and external to the YOS, which will include police, education and Children’s Services and critically with families supporting our children and young people.

A solution focused and motivational approach is vital, as is energy – as this is a county wide role the successful candidate will need to have strong time management skills and a willingness and ability to travel within a large operational area whilst minimising resource implications.

You will need to be able to utilise ICT to undertake this role – you will use our case management system for recording your work as well as Microsoft office applications such as Word and Teams.

You will need to be able to travel around Somerset and engage with children and families in a variety of office and home settings.

The vulnerability of the young people we work with is increasing, the society we live in is changing and the structures and frameworks within which we operate can be expected to alter and evolve at an increasing pace. We therefore need staff who are prepared to learn and adapt rapidly to these changing contexts, as demands arise.

Additional information

The salary range for this role is £13,542 to £15,556 per annum

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Kat Brooklyn on 07824 838560 or Lynne Pickup on 07946 442029

We anticipate offering and conducting interviews ahead of the closing date for suitable candidates. The scheduled interview date is 13/06/22.

If this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

From 1 April 2023 the County and District councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority – Somerset Council. It’s a genuinely exciting time to join us as we work together with the four district councils to deliver the new council for Somerset.

Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

DBS information

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.

Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
    22.2
  • Salary
    £13,542 to £15,556
  • Job Category
    Public Sector / Local Gov't
  • Disability Confident
    Yes
Job Location