Service Care Solutions Ltd
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YJS Probation Officer

Job Title: Probation Officer - Youth Justice (0.6FTE)

Location: Bexleyheath

Hours: 3 days per week (0.6 FTE)

Salary: £21-£26 per hour (dependent on experience)

Are you an experienced Probation Officer looking for a new opportunity? We are currently seeking a qualified Probation Officer to work in the Youth Justice Service on a part-time basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Case management of high-risk/likelihood of re-offending cases: assessment, planning, and delivery of interventions including specialist work (e.g., sex offender).

  • Work as part of a multi-agency team across organisational boundaries with key partners to support the needs of the cohort and encourage desistance and prevent reoffending.

  • Act as an in-house 'expert' on MAPPA and assessing risk of harm.

  • Prepare reports such as Pre-Sentence Reports, Breach Reports, Information for MAPPA, etc.

  • Manage cases identified for transition to Probation.

  • Responsibility for managing transition.

  • Undertake allocation to Adult Services for transition cases.

  • Liaison and sentence planning with the Probation Service regarding transition cases.

  • On-site access to the Probation Service IT to help with background checks.

  • Acting as a referrer to interventions available in Adults services.

  • Identification of Care leavers and establishment of working links with the Social worker in Local Authority.

  • Maintain timely, accurate, and concise recording on the YJS database and Ndelius.

  • Keep up to date with the Probation Service developments, policy & procedures, and new legislation and maintain links with the Probation Service link manager and local teams.

  • Provide evidence of any travel and subsistence claims to YJS manager and Link manager to enable correct recharge.

  • Understand and follow procedures around Restorative Justice interventions in line with YJS procedures.

  • Act as a point of contact for the Probation Service Victim Liaison Units regarding cases eligible for Victim Contact Service (VCS) involvement.

  • Any other duties commensurate with the role.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified Probation Officer with relevant experience in a similar role.

  • Experience of working within a Youth Justice Service or similar setting.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-agency team.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and procedures.

  • IT literate with experience in case management systems.

  • Full UK driving license and access to own vehicle.

To apply, please send your CV to

Please note, this role is subject to a DBS check.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.