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Youth Offending Team Officer- Wiltshire

Job Title: Youth Offending Team Officer- Wiltshire
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £30 per hour
REF: SDLW260324
Contact Name: Lily Wilson
Contact Email:
Job Published: 18 days ago

Job Description

Youth Offending Team Officer - Wiltshire

Are you a passionate, dedicated Youth Offending Team Officer looking for your next role? 4Recruitment Services are recruiting a Youth Offending Team Officer to join the team based in Trowbridge.

Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Umbrella Pay- £30.00 per hour

02/04/2024 – 3 months initially

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, 37 hrs/week – Hybrid (office attendance 2 – 3 times per week)

The service is responsible for ensuring that children and young people involved in the Youth Justice System or being exploited are provided with intervention and support to best meet their needs and to ensure they have the best opportunities to succeed in life.

The role:

  • The Youth Offending Team: this seeks to provide children and young people, particularly those who are vulnerable with positive, preventative, out of court, and statutory intervention they need to improve their safety and wellbeing and prevent offending or re-offending.
  • Effective assessment of young people who have offended and the management of risk and safeguarding issues.
  • Effective supervision of young people who have been remanded to custody and those requiring support in the community, as directed by the Youth Court
  • Provision of effective pre-court interventions
  • Supervision of young people who have been given Court Orders managed in the community, including the provision of a lay youth panel to discharge the responsibilities of Referral Orders
  • Sentence planning for young people in custody and their supervision on release.
  • To protect the public and offer satisfactory reparation and support to victims of youth crime.
  • To prevent family breakdown
  • To prevent children and families needing more intensive statutory services
  • To deliver an effective family-based and relationship-based approach to enable children and families to achieve positive outcomes
  • To meet all relevant statutory responsibilities


  • UK Driving Licence, access to a vehicle, business insurance
  • Recent experience working as a Youth Offending Team Officer
  • Up to date knowledge of key youth justice legislation, policies and practices central to the implementation of a professional YOT practice on behalf of the YOT partnership
  • Thorough understanding of the needs of vulnerable young people who are involved in the youth justice system, those who have experienced trauma and children in care and the ability to put trauma informed work into practice
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of child/ adolescent development, the risks and indicators of exploitation (CSE and CCE), disruption techniques and how to work with young people who are involved/ at risk of entering the youth justice system, displaying significant vulnerabilities, going missing, or at risk of/being exploited
  • Experience of completing asset plus assessments, joint investigations reports and plans for children identified as vulnerable, involved in the Youth Justice system, and in need
  • Professional relevant level Qualifications such as Social Work (DipSw, CQSW) Teaching, Diploma in Probation Studies, Nursing, Occupational Therapists with post qualification experience in a relevant field, Youth Work (JNC recognised qualification in youth and community work at level 4 or above), and/or equivalent degree/post graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance, or relevant level degree such as Psychology, Criminology, Youth Justice
  • Enhanced Child DBS registered to the update service

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

If you are a Youth Offending Team Officer and would like to express your interest, please contact us for this great opportunity by calling on 0808 178 4445 (option1) and speak to The Care Team Or email on,

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