Youth Justice Focused Deterrence Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/11/2023 22:59
£33,945 - £37,336 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
30 Nov
Further Information
 Fixed Term until 31/03/2025
We are seeking to appoint 2 highly motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced individuals to join a multi-agency team in implementing the Focused Deterrence model which aims to support young people identified as at risk of engaging in serious violence or vulnerable to exploitation to lead more productive lives.

You should have a NVQ level 4 qualification in Child Care, Social Care, or an equivalent and relevant discipline.

 You will have experience of being part of a multi-agency approach to working with young people and their families who may be resistant to change. You will be allocated a smaller caseload to allow time to develop positive relationships and offer an intensive level of support. You will be responsible for completing detailed assessments including Court reports. You will work closely with other agencies and take a lead in co-ordinating the development and delivery of support plans using evidenced-based interventions.

You will be expected to work some evenings and weekends dependent on the identified risks and needs of the young people. You will also be included in the YJS Court duty rota which will include working some Saturdays and Bank Holidays for which you will receive additional payments/time off in lieu.

Ideally you will have some knowledge of the youth justice system, the assessment tools currently in use, enforcement actions and a good understanding of the factors that contribute to a young person becoming vulnerable to engaging in offending behaviour including Adverse Childhood Experiences and Childhood Trauma.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

Contact Knox Walton, Team Manager at knox.walton@newcastle.gov.uk for more information about this job.
The closing date for all applications is 30/11/2023 and interviews will be held at The Youth Justice Office, Civic Centre, Newcastle  on 18/12/2023.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your Northeast Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.
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This job is closed for applications.