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Youth Justice Social Worker

Posted: 9th October 2019
  • Location: St. Helens, Merseyside
  • Salary: GBP15 - GBP17 per hour
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

FRCE Recruitment Group are currently recruiting for a Social Worker to join their Youth Justice Team within St Helens.
To provide a quality social work service to children, young people and their families/careers to ensure an environment which promotes their welfare and that enables children wherever possible to remain within their family networks and to live within their communities.
The responsibilities of a Youth Justice Social Worker include:
*Working within a multi-disciplinary team, to be responsible for all aspects of case management of youth justice cases, including dealing with non-compliance issues swiftly and effectively in compliance with local and national standards and inspection frameworks
*To effectively engage with children & families from diverse backgrounds at all stages of case management including during assessment, review and delivery of interventions/programmes.
*To gather information, analyse and assess in order to manage risk, re-offending and safety/wellbeing accurately using appropriate screening and assessment tools; taking necessary measures to ensure welfare needs are dealt with effectively and public protection considerations are effectively managed.
*To represent YJ in the Youth Magistrates' and Crown Court providing advice and support to children, their families and the judiciary. Undertaking assessments within a secure area will also be part of the role when working in court.
*To act as lead professional for allocated cases and work collaboratively with partners using a family-based approach to work towards increasing children and family resilience.
*Working collaboratively with children and a wide range of agencies, adopt creative and innovative approaches to deliver effective evidence-based group or individual interventions/programmes to reduce the risk of offending and disengagement from education, training and employment
*To adopt a restorative approach in engaging children and work together with colleagues to support opportunities to repair harm.
*To maintain clear, precise and appropriate case management records on IT client information systems, in accordance with local and national standards and in line with data protection guidelines
*Prepare, deliver and participate in the running of group work programmes.
*To work collaboratively with partner agencies to maintain existing programmes and interventions and to develop new ones to meet the needs of the children and families within the local community.
*Work within a performance management framework, achieving outcomes identified through performance indicators in the service area.
*To comply with all the Council's Policies & Procedures
Requirements of a Youth Justice Social Worker:
*HCPC registered
*2 years recent experience working within Frontline Children's Services (always 2 years but the experience will differ from each team)
*An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
Salary: Up to £17.00 p/h, based on experience
If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Olivia on or contact number

The FRCE Recruitment Group is committed to equality and value diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
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