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Senior Youth Justice Service Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

The Youth Justice Service is a multi-disciplinary team delivering services to prevent and reduce offending behaviour amongst young people. A vacancy is available for an experienced  practitioner who is able to work with a wide range of young people who enter the criminal justice system. The role involves working with young people who have offended, courts, undertaking risk assessments, report writing and working closely with partner agencies, so experience in these areas is important. As a senior practitioner the postholder will take on additional areas of responsibility as well as holding a more challenging / complex caseload of young people.

There is currently a vacancy for a full time, permanent YJS officer post based in Huntingdon. The post is based in Scott House, Huntingdon though it is anticipated that at least half the time will be working from home or in the community.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Steph Burrage or Alan Ivatt on 01223 507220

Interviews: 10th October 2023

What will you be doing?

The position is in a very challenging but rewarding area, working with young people who have offended ranging from those who haven't yet reached the court system through to those in prisons. The successful candidate will manage a caseload of community and custodial sentences ensuring effective assessment, intervention planning, review and risk management. To effectively divert young people from offending, the post-holder will be working with a range of other team members whose roles include substance misuse, psychology, accommodation, restorative justice, education, training and employment.

You will be expected to represent the service at court including supporting young people and their families through the criminal justice system.

About you

Applicants will need a social work, probation or equivalent professional qualification or have a level 6 (Batchelors) degree and substantial relevant experience in youth justice.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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