Youth Justice Assistant

Youth Justice Assistant

Job Overview

Luton, England
Job Type
Full Time
£14 - £14 Per Hour
Date Posted
9 days ago

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Job Description

Role Youth Justice Assistant

Contract Temporary

Duration 4 months

Grade L6

Pay £13,74

Connect2Luton are excited to recruit a Youth Justice Assistant on behalf of Luton Borough Council within People Directorate department !

As a Youth Justice Assistant you will responsible to assist in all aspects of the work of the Youth Offending Service including undertaking assessments, interventions, acting as Appropriate Adult under PACE, supervising activities including reparation &

unpaid work, community surveillance, transporting young people & family members, and supporting young people especially those living independently to achieve the Service's core aim to prevent offending and re-offending.

About the Role :

Develop, contribute toward and participate in assessments (including health & safety risk assessing reparation projects) and programmes of intervention with children, young people and families through appropriate assessment of risk and risk management, in accordance with service policy including undertaking the role of Appropriate Adult (PACE), unpaid work in the community projects and triage assessments in the community and police custody suites.
Ensure all children & young people are suitably supervised and monitored in accordance with their intervention programmes, that issues of risk and safeguarding are addressed and that any apparent failure to comply is appropriately followed up and reported immediately to the Responsible Officer or YOS Manager.
Supervise children and young people undertaking reparation, unpaid work and other activities within the community and undertake surveillance checks ensuring all aspects of health and safety, risk and safeguarding issues are appropriatelymanaged. Seek out and identify suitable reparation projects within the local community.

Provide advice, guidance and support to young people living independently, including assistance with budgeting, payment of bills, independent living skills thus maintaining the stability of their accommodation and their emotional wellbeing.
Keep appropriate case records (including electronic records), complete reports and statistics as required meeting the requirements of the service.

About you :

Able to communicate effectively (English - verbally and written) and to create and maintain positive working relationships
with children, young people, parents and a wide range of other professionals and agencies.
Able to assess, support and motivate young people where levels of vulnerability and risk to themselves and to the public are high.
Some knowledge of current legislation and issues relating to children, young people & families including children/young people who offend eg: Children Act, various criminal justice legislation & issues.
A relevant professional or degree level qualification (NVQ 4) associated with one of the partner agencies.
Car driver to enable regular and frequent visits both within and outside the Borough and provide transport/equipment for young people, parents etc..
Flexibility to work as part of a rota system including daytime, evenings, weekends and bank holidays (approx. 50%).

About Us

Ability to learn quickly and understand and work to the intricacies of operation at directorate level.

Luton Borough Council have partnered with Kent County Council to create Connect2Luton, a recruitment managed service for all contingent temporary agency, contract and interim roles at the Council.

Our heritage and being local government owned means we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for the Council or have supplied previously into the Council, for several years.

We are an equal opportunities employment agency and business that positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

Connect2Staff/Connect2Kent, part of Commercial Services Trading/Kent Ltd, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates


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