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Principle Associates  

Youth Offending Service Officer (YOS)

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To contribute to the Divisional and Service Plans by working in partnership with other agencies to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people.

To contribute to the development and implementation of a range of effective solutions to youth crime and anti social behaviour.

To promote the welfare, capacity for change and social inclusion of children and young people.

To develop bail support programmes, devise and present packages to the Youth Court and supervise young people on Bail Support and Supervision programmes.

To be responsible for the management of a caseload and to identify, develop and deliver, in partnership with other YOS staff and relevant external partner agencies, appropriate interventions and preventative initiatives, designed to prevent or reduce re-offending and anti-social behaviour by young offenders.

To consult with young people and their carers to improve and identify new working practices

To liaise with families, solicitors and secure establishments to devise bail packages where a young person is remanded into custody. Attend Remand Review meetings and present realistic options to increase the likelihood of the young person being granted bail.

Undertake court duty, including the preparation of expedited reports (written Stand-down Reports). This involves liaison with Public Prosecutors, solicitors, young people, families and clerks. Presentation of reports and other information to magistrates in a clear and confident manner. The post holder must be able to demonstrate a high level of verbal and written skills commensurate with working in a court setting.

Participate in the preparation and follow-up work associated with the court process. This includes having excellent organisational skills, being able to manage time effectively and evidence ability to liaise with a range of key stakeholders.

To manage a caseload and deliver intensive one-to-one and group work interventions, to young people involved in offending or anti-social behaviour and their parents/carers to a high standard. Interventions

Supervision of young people subject to Bail Support and Supervision and statutory Court Orders. To a standard and level that is commensurate with a high quality risk assessment. Supervision must also be commensurate with National Standards. This will also include Remand Planning, Sentence Planning, and close liaison with custodial establishments, as part of the Remand Period and / or Detention and Training Order.

Write to a high standard Initial Intervention/Supervision Plans and Review Intervention/Supervision Plans that address directly the risk factors identified in assessments.

Contribute to the design and delivery of a range of interventions and programmes for young offenders and their victims. This includes being able to present information both educative and analytical information to a range of stakeholders.


  • A background in Youth Work, Social Work, the Police, Education, crime prevention or other relevant discipline.

  • Experience of working with children and young people.

  • Educated to a degree level - social work, youth work, police or crime.

  • A current DBS certicate is required for this role.


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£18.00 - £25.00 ph
Temporary or Contract
Immediate start
Apply by 31/07/2018
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Soskia Beetham
Principle Associates
Telephone Number 020 8530 2288
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