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Job Reference: 61190

Youth Justice Officer

  • NorwichNorfolk
  • £24 - £24 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for 2 temporary Youth Justice Officers to work in Norwich. These positions are initially for a period of 3 months and are paying £24.00 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company). The working hours are from Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm).

The role:

To make a significant contribution to the development of Norfolk Youth Justice Service (YJS) services to children, their families, victims and the local community.

The Youth Justice Officer (YJO) is responsible for carrying out the case management role, in accordance with the Youth Justice Board Case Management Guidance (2010), with a primary focus on: engagement, assessment, planning, delivering interventions, public protection and management of safeguarding concerns.

The YJO will be the practitioner who has an overview of the longer-term aim of preventing offending and has responsibility for interventions, services and plans in place for the child/young person as well as monitoring how they are progressing in relation to them.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake assessments of children, young people and their families (using YJB-approved assessment tools and other relevant assessment frameworks) to identify risks, needs and strengths, in order to inform statutory and voluntary interventions.
  • Assess the risks young people pose to themselves and the public and implement plans to manage these.
  • Promote the welfare needs of children and young people and take appropriate action to safeguard them, in line with local and national guidance.
  • Maintain an up to date working knowledge of relevant legislation, research and theory (including effective practice principles), and work in accordance with local and national procedures, guidance and standards in order to deliver a high quality service to children, young people, families, victims and local communities.
  • Manage a caseload (from low to high risk) and develop, contribute to, and participate in interventions to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people and to restore the damage caused to victims, working in accordance with the principles of restorative approaches and restorative justice.
  • Produce written and verbal reports based on assessments to inform a wide range of audiences, including courts, referral order panels and child protection conferences.
  • Provide court duty services to the youth and crown courts as required, including Saturdays and Bank Holidays on a rota basis.

Applicant Requirements:


      Professional qualification in an allied service (e.g. social work. teaching, health) or Professional Certificate in Effective Practice / Youth Justice Certificate with significant relevant experience.

Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.

Compliance: Current DBS check and 2 x references.

Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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