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Senior Practitioner – Youth Offending Service - PO4

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
Employer:
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary:
£39,774 - £42,684
Location:
Rowan House, 1 Cecil Road, Leytonstone, London
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
24/11/2019 at 23:30 PM
Reference:
F&H/19/112296
Vacancy Description

ADVERT – Senior Practitioner - Youth Offending Service

Employer: London Borough of Waltham Forest

  • Published on: 22nd October 2019
  • Closing on: 24th November 2019
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £39,774 - £42,684 (depending on qualifications and experience)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Rowan House, 1 Cecil Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3HF.

Youth Justice Officer

Families Directorate

Full Time – Permanent

Pay scale: PO4 (£39,774 - £42,684)

The Families Directorate of Waltham Forest is working to the principles of Safe, Well, Independent and Resilient and we recognise that preventing children entering the criminal justice system and reducing reoffending is fundamental to achieving these principles for children and young people. The successful candidate will be part of the inter-disciplinary Youth Offending Service that provides community and through care services to young people who progress through the Criminal Justice process.

The key accountabilities for this role include:-

  • Responsibility for the effective, overall operational management of Referral Orders (see Job Description for more details).

 

  • As part of the YOS senior team cover generic management responsibilities such as participating in the Duty Manager Rota, providing supervision to a fixed number of staff and attending Manager’s Meetings.

 

  • To participate in all of the Services quality assurance processes, including gate-keeping of reports, completing case audit activity and observing case workers sessions with young people.
  • To ensure that the quality of assessments and intervention plans meet standards as set out in Asset + guidance and that they are counter-signed within locally agreed timescales.
  • As with 4 to also ensure that risk of serious harm and safety and well-being is rigorously adjudicated and explicitly addressed in the young person’s intervention plan and contingency planning adequately prepares for any change in circumstances.
  • To regularly provide and record management oversight on YOS CMS (CVYJ) for all direct reports and ensure that cases are managed in accordance with YJB Case Management Guidance and National Standards and the contacts are in accordance with the Scaled Approach.
  • To Chair reviews for direct reports according to Case Planning and Review Management Policy.
  • To provide effective and reflective supervision to all direct reports on a monthly basis
  • To contribute with managers to the annual performance reviews of direct reports.
  • To maintain a caseload of young people (max. 4 cases) in order to maintain professional practice.
  • To represent the YOS at partnership meetings or any other events as directed.
  • With other senior staff contribute to the effective functioning of the Service, including contributing to any overall management activity including training and development of staff, reviewing and / or writing of policies & procedures.

 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Cheryle Davies, Interim lead for youth justice on: 07807 035678.

Closing date: 17th November 2019

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

 



Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
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