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YJS Probation Officer - Bexleyheath

Job Title: YJS Probation Officer - Bexleyheath
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Bexleyheath
Salary: £26.46 - 26.46 per hour
Start Date: 04/03/2024
Duration: 6 months initially
REF: SD1903202406
Contact Name: Kasey Sanders
Contact Email:
Job Published: 25 days ago

Job Description

YOT Practitioner - Bexleyheath

Are you a passionate, dedicated YOT Practitioner looking for your next role? 4Recruitment Services are recruiting a YOT Practitioner to join a team based in Bexleyheath.

Umbrella Rate: £26.46 per hour

Duration: 6 months initially 

Hours: 3 days a week, 9am – 5pm – Hybrid

YOT Practitioner role: Full JD Available

  • To work directly with children aged 10 to 17 years (and occasionally young adults) referred for an out of court disposal or by the court
  • Case management of high risk/ likelihood of re-offending cases
  • Assessment, planning and delivery of interventions
  • Provide support, guidance and assistance to children and young people and their parents
  • Acting a referrer to inventions available in Adult Services
  • Manage cases identified for transition to probation and be responsible for managing transition
  • Undertake allocation to Adult Services for transition cases
  • Liaison and sentence planning with the Probation Service regarding transition cases
  • Prosecute breaches where these are contested by the child
  • Act as a point of contact for the Probation Service Victim Liaison Units regarding cases eligible for Victim Contact Service involvement
  • Work as part of a multi-agency team across organisational boundaries with key partners to support needs prevent reoffending  
  • Make effective use of resources to meet the needs of children and young people
  • Report any safeguarding or risk-related issues and concerns to management in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Act as appropriate adult when young people are being interviewed at a Police Station as required
  • Prepare reports such as Pre-Sentence Reports, Breach Reports, Information for MAPPA etc.
  • Prepare bail applications which manage the perceived risks of the children and young people by the application of external controls and support
  • Provide a service to the court, to help inform sentencing and bail decisions
  • On site access to the Probation Service IT to help with background checks
  • Maintain accurate recordings on the YJS data base and Ndelius
  • Chair intervention planning meetings and other multiagency meetings

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant professional qualification and significant qualifying experience e.g. youth work, youth justice, probation, health, or equivalent
  • Experience of working with children with complex needs, aged 10-17, preferably in a youth justice setting
  • Experience of undertaking assessments of risk relating to children and young people, including risk to self and risk of harm to others
  • Experience in writing complex and sensitive reports
  • Experience with managing own workload/cases
  • Up to date knowledge of current relevant legislation including Children Act 1989 and 2004, Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex information courts
  • You Must Have Right to Live & Work in the UK
  • Enhanced Child and DBS registered to the update service

We also offer an outstanding referral scheme for any YOT Practitioner friends or colleagues.

If you are a YOT Practitioner and would like to express your interest, please contact us for this great opportunity by calling on 0208 514 9110 and speak to Sammy Davis Or email on, 

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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