Youth Offending Officer/Probation/Social Worker

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The council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work. This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via 2 train lines form Liverpool St and Fenchurch Street. The Council is ambitious for the future of Southend-on-Sea and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for 2050.

Your new role

Southend Youth Offending team are currently looking for a passionate and highly motivated person to work with young people and their families and join their multi-agency team in a 1 year fixed term contract. Within this team you will be working with children, young people and their families to gather and analyse information, complete assessments and write reports in a timely manner, you will be doing this in conjunction with the young person and their families by working on a bespoke intervention plan which addresses all areas of need and is regularly reviewed to ensure effectiveness.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this position, it will be beneficial to have a Certificate in Effective Practice or a Degree in Criminal Justice. You need to be either a 2 years post qualified Social Worker or Probation Officer or have a similar qualification ie in criminology and have worked with children and youth You must have knowledge of Court Orders for young people, working at court, writing PSR’s and completing Asset Plus, providing one to one or group interventions to young people, keeping good and accurate records and have a willingness to attend professionals meetings and provide clear and concise information.

What you'll get in return

When joining the council as a permanent employee, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: - flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensure that you are supported in this challenging role with the appropriate level of training. A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the "Why Work For Us?" tab.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on (phone number removed). If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check
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