Service Care Solutions Ltd

YOT Social Worker


Hours: 36 per week Monday-Friday (however flexibility will be needed from time to time, hours may sometimes be longer and could potentially be over weekends)
A new opportunity has arisen for a fully qualified social worker to make a difference with youth offenders in the South London area.

You will be working as a member of the multi-agency Youth Justice Service.

You will be reporting to the Youth Justice Service Manager and will handle several different tasks and responsibilities on a daily basis, including:

, Reducing the risk of youths reoffending by regularly completing risk and vulnerability assessments as well as management plans.
, Providing supportive relationships to younger people, their families and carers using your specialist skills.


, Liaising and collaborating with other agencies who work with young offenders.

Providing information on changes in legislation, practice and procedures.


, Managing caseloads including the full range of referral, community and custodial orders.


, Attending youth crown courts when is needed.
, Carrying out regular risk assessments and use internal and external agencies to monitor risks of reoffending.


Qualifications Needed
, Degree in Social Work or Equivalent

Necessary Experience required
, To have prior experience working with youth offenders and the criminal justice system and of implementing the Children Act of 1989 and 2004 and criminal justice legislation.


, Experience of preparing and presenting pre-sentence/other reports.
, Ability to recognise and deal effectively with safeguarding issues

Key Skills Needed
, Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with a wide variety of people (young people, their families, other agencies and professionals)
, Strong organisational skills
, Ability to work well and remain relaxed under pressure
, Good level of it skills, proficient in Microsoft Office
, Being able to take own initiative as well as part of a team

If this sounds like you, please get in touch with Jake at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208968, or apply now!

Referral Bonus: Service Care Solutions offer a referral bonus of £250 for every new candidate you refer to us that we place in a position for more than 13 weeks, so please forward our details if you know of someone that may be interested and suitable in the position advertised.




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