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Youth Offending Team Worker

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/24/286269
  • Published: Wed 03/07/2024, 16:39 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time
  • Hours: 28.80 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,745 - £38,223 Pro-Rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Solar Campus, Merseyside

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

About the role

We are looking for a suitable candidate to join Wirral’s Youth Justice Service as a Youth Justice Team Worker on a 12-month contract working 4 days a week (28.8 hours) core working days for this position are Tuesday to Friday.

In this role, you’ll develop your skills as a competent youth justice practitioner and support vulnerable children and young people within a multi-agency approach. We are looking to appoint a Youth Offending Team Worker to join our Youth Justice Team, based at Solar Campus in Wirral.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of a caseload of young people who are at risk of involvement in criminality or involved in the criminal justice system. The role will involve delivering high quality reports, assessments and interventions for children and young people involved in the criminal justice system. You will contribute to the work of an established and developing Youth Justice Team, applying your skills, knowledge and professional judgement helping to ensure seamless service to the children & families who often have multiple and complex needs.

If you enjoy working with troubled children and young people and think you have what it takes to be the difference for our staff and residents, then this could be the perfect job for you.

About the candidate.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a commitment to a young person-centred, trauma-informed approach.

  • You’ll need to be able to demonstrate evidence of training in related areas as well as a good standard of education and have experience working in an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive manner.
  • Your experience should include Collaborative work with other agencies, experience of working in a team and substantial experiences of direct work with young people and their families.
  • You will need a track record of working with challenging behaviour as well as Service planning skills, including assessment, monitoring and review.
  • You will have a strong CHILD-FIRST ethos.
  • You will have knowledge and understanding of restorative justice principles.
  • Above all, you will be looking to improve the lives of children by working with them to build on their strengths and promote a childhood free from the criminal justice system.

This is a great opportunity to join an established and progressive multi-agency team and be part of our ambitious journey.

Closing date 21st of July 2024 proposed interview dates Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th of August 2024

Apply today and “Be the Difference.”

This post requires a DBS check. The Safer Recruitment & Employment Policy and the Disclosures for Recruitment Procedure can be found at : https://www.wirral.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/job-vacancies/safer-recruitment-and-employment

If your skills, knowledge or experience looks a little different from what we have identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you - as subject to the skills, knowledge or experience levels within the candidate pool we may explore a traineeship for this role.

If you’re already a Wirral Council employee, and as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

If you are a Wirral resident, are unemployed or out of work, and require help with your application, please contact Involve Northwest’s employment and skills team on info@involvenorthwest.org.uk or contact 0151 644 4500 or 0151 652 4349.

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible please contact recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.

We do not accept applications or CV’s from recruitment agencies, unless otherwise stated. Therefore, any candidates submitted via a recruitment agency will not be considered for this role.


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  • Job Description
  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/24/286269
  • Published: Wed 03/07/2024, 16:39 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time
  • Hours: 28.80 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,745 - £38,223 Pro-Rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Solar Campus, Merseyside

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