Salary: £35,338 – £40,536 (including local weighting of £965)
Hours: 37 hours per week
We have a brilliant opportunity for those passionate to work directly with children, to promote desistance, diversion, and change.
We are looking for a Case Manager to join our Youth Justice Service. As Case Manager you will assess, supervise, support and work to reduce the offending of young people subject to Custodial and Statutory Orders. You will also work closely with Probation Services to ensure a smooth transition, where appropriate, to Adult Services.
You’ll provide high quality written and verbal reports to the Youth and Crown Courts and support the Team in acting as Court Officer. You will undertake direct work with young people and contribute to the Team’s duty system as appropriate.
For this role, you’ll need at least two years of working with young people open to the YOS and their families. You will have knowledge of safeguarding children issues, Every Child Matters, Children Act 2004, and the Pan Berkshire Child Protection procedure. You must be registered with Social Worker England and have a professional qualification relevant to Social Care/Youth Justice/Health/Education/Policy or Probation.
- To undertake a range of assessment including AssetPlus assessments and health and safety risk assessments.
- Supervise young people subject to statutory court intervention and deliver the intervention required to assist a young person in reducing his/her offending behaviours, (balancing their welfare needs with those of the protection of the public).
- Manage the cases of any young person serving custodial sentences and ensure appropriate through care and resettlement.
- To case manage statutory community sentences etc, contributing to the development of new programmes and projects using evidence-based practice.
- To provide high quality written and verbal report to the Youth and Crown courts and act as Court Officer.
- Act as team link with both statutory and voluntary agencies in order to devise innovative and creative strategies to prevent or reduce offending behaviour.
- To undertake group and one-to-one work with young people and parents/carers, planning, delivering, monitoring, and evaluating programmes, processes and interventions to reduce offending.
- Keep accurate, clear records using relevant software systems, contributing to agreed performance indicators and producing relevant data as required by the management information system of the YOT in line with YOT policies.
- Contribute to the team’s duty systems as appropriate, such as Office Duty/PACE.
- Contribute to the development of a team culture and practice that is anti-discriminatory and delivers appropriate service to the diverse communities of Slough.
- To develop links with other partner agencies, including the Probation Service, particularly in respect of prolific offenders and young people acting in an anti-social manner providing support, guidance, and opportunities for young people both within the YOT and in the local community.
- To involve young people in the planning and evaluation of opportunities made available to them.
- To work flexible and some unsociable hours according to the team’s requirements in order to provide the most effective staff cover.
- To undertake any other duties as required commensurate with the post.
- This role requires the candidate to be registered with SWE or have at least 2 years of relevant YOT experience and relevant alternative degree.
Education, Training & Experience
- At least two years experience of working with young people open to the YOT and their families (Essential)
- Experience of organizing own workload, prioritizing and ensuring work is delivered on time (Essential)
- Experience of monitoring and evaluation processes (Essential)
- Experience of assessing and case managing young people who are at risk (Essential)
- Experience of working with young people who are at risk to the public and themselves or at risk of harm (Essential)
- Professional qualification relevant to Social Care/Youth Justice/Health/Education/Police/Probation and a record of continuous professional development (Essential)
- Full driving license with access to car on daily basis (Essential)
- The post holder is required to register with the SWE (Essential)
General & Specific Knowledge
- Working and detailed knowledge of the causes of crime and effective practice in intervening to reduce offending and anti-social behaviour by young people (Essential)
- Working and detailed knowledge of safeguarding children issues, Every Child Matters, Children Act 2004, and the Pan Berkshire Child Protection procedures (Essential)
- Working and detailed knowledge of the youth justice system, Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Youth Justice Board National Standards and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Essential)
- Working and detailed knowledge of the assessment and management of risk in terms of dangerousness, reoffending and vulnerability (Essential)
- Knowledge of Children and Families Act 2014 (transitional and Saving Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2015 (Essential)
- Commitment and ability to work in a multi-agency team (Essential)
- Ability to keep accurate, clear and concise records, including ability to analyse information using software systems both electronics and manual (Essential)
- To develop and implement appropriate innovative and creative initiatives/tools to use with young people and their families (Essential)
- To work with staff and managers at all levels and across disciplines, and particularly partner agencies, to conduct assessment and design intervention place to address offending behaviour (Essential)
- Demonstrates excellent oral, written, communication influencing, negotiating and advocacy skills (Essential)
- Ability to work with young people who misuse substances, are prolific offenders and display anti-social behaviour (Essential)
- The ability to work outside office hours (Essential)
If you would like to apply for this post, please use the application form to submit your CV and apply online. Once submitted we will be in touch shortly to discuss your application. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. The deadline for submitted applications is 11pm on Sunday 11th September 2022.