YOS Officer

Posted 20 May 2024
Salary Up to £30.74 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
ReferenceJodie Kane_1716216935
Contact NameJodie Kane

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • To write reports to a high standard and within tight timeframes for Youth Magistrates and Crown Courts and to confidently present these reports to the Court in person as required.
  • To undertake regular Court duty, providing advice and support to young people, their families and the judiciary. Undertaking assessments at Court will also be part of the role when working in court.
  • To undertake bail assessments and produce bail support packages for court.
  • Evidence of effectively managing high risk and complex cases and assisting with the day to day support of less experienced YOS staff.
  • Lead responsibility for liaison with key agency e.g. CAMHS, Health Visitors, Schools as directed by the Team Manager.
  • To convene and chair multi-agency meetings.
  • To play a leading role in improving practice and quality of assessments and plans, assisting Team Manager in Team meeting discussions and workshops, taking responsibility for updating Team on practice developments and research findings, take a lead role in the induction of new staff and being a buddy.
  • To act as lead professional for allocated cases and work collaboratively with partners using a family based approach to work towards increasing young people and family resilience.
  • Working collaboratively with young people and a wide range of agencies, adopt creative and innovative approaches to deliver effective evidence based group or individual interventions/programmes to reduce the risk of offending and disengagement from education, training and employment
  • To adopt a restorative approach in engaging young people and work together with colleagues to support opportunities to repair harm.
  • To maintain clear, precise and appropriate case management records on IT client information systems, in accordance with local and national standards and in line with data protection guideline.
  • Contribute to the development of team/project/service plans and procedures to ensure these reflect the needs of young people.
  • Prepare, deliver and participate in the running of group work programmes
  • This role requires flexibility in order to meet fixed deadlines and competing priorities.
  • The role will require regular attendance at secure estates, Police stations and community facilities.
  • To attend all team meetings, case manager/practitioner meetings and other meetings internal and external which are relevant to the role, eg: Risk Management Panel and MAPP.
  • Home visiting is a regular requirement of work with families, at times outside 9-5 hours to avoid interfering with school and work commitments of families. The public engagement element this role involves regularly coming into contact with people, some of whom may at times be distressed, agitated and, from time to time challenging.
  • The post holder will be required to use their initiative to complete certain tasks, with supervision. Creativity is required for identifying, developing and delivering appropriate interventions for young people. The post holder will need to work flexibly across levels of need (from lower risk community orders to high risk custodial cases)
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with the London Borough of Lambeth's Equal Opportunities policy, actively promoting equality and seeking to prevent and overcome disadvantage and discrimination.
  • The post holder will participate in the Councils appraisal scheme, take responsibility for the implementation of own Personal Development Plan and continued professional development in those areas relevant to their role and will ensure that the same process is undertaken to all line managed staff.
  • On occasions work in the evening or at weekends.
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with current health and safety legislation.

What you need:

  • QSW Status - including qualification, Social Work England registration and completed ASYE
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience
  • Right to work in the UK

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.

Remedy Social Care is a APSCo Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.