Senior Community Officer - Youth Justice Services

Senior Community Officer - Youth Justice Services – South London Are you a passionate, dedicated Senior Community Officer looking for your next role? 4Recruitment Services are recruiting a Senior Community Officer to work closely with Children in the Lambeth area.Umbrella rate: £25.05 - £31.33 per hour.

Main purpose of role:The purpose of the role is to manage a case load of youth justice cases, support the management, quality assurance, planning and delivery of interventions by working innovatively with young people from diverse backgrounds and engaging them and their families and other professionals to assess, develop and deliver focussed interventions and activities that support their personal and social skills.Information of role:
To establish and develop collaborative working arrangements with universal, community partners and key partner agencies such as, Early Help, Children and Social Care, Education, Health, Police, Probation, Youth Custody Services, Courts, and Voluntary sector organisations and to undertake the role of Appropriate Adult (PACE).To provide support and challenge for practitioners working with vulnerable Children, Young People and Families and where necessary make timely referrals to appropriate services.

Ensuring that there are accurate records of work undertaken on the specified management information system.To promote strength-based methods to improve engagement with Children and Families that enhance outcomes for all.To support Families to make positive change in their lives by using systemic intervention methods, models, and tools, with the aim of assisting them to be independent and to reduce rick of harm and increase safety and wellbeing.To gather information, analyse and assess in order to manage risk, re-offending and safety/wellbeing.Prepare, deliver, and participate in the running of group work programmes.Act as lead professional for within the youth Justice System for cases where there are multiple and complex needs.To conduct work with vulnerable Children and Families outside of normal working hours including evenings and weekend to reduce interfering with education training or employment of Children/Young People and their Families.To work within a multi-disciplinary team, to be responsible for all aspects of case management of complex and challenging caseload of Children, Young People, and their Families with the Youth Justice Service, including writing reports to a high standard, dealing with bail, duty, and non-compliance issues swiftly and effectively in line with local and national standards.To recognise and act on safeguarding concerns relating to Children and to adults with care and support needs, and contribute to the response to such concerns, promptly escalating cases where necessary.As a Lambeth Officer you are expected to observe common corporate accountabilities and to always promote a positive image of the Local Authority.On call for the Outreach Youth Workers.To attend, prepare for and make constructive use of supervisions and appraisal meetings with the Line Manager.
Requirements of the role:
Must have a current Enhanced DBS on the Update Service.A degree level professional qualification relevant to the Youth Justice field such as Social Work, Teaching, Health, Criminal Justice and probation or a Certificate in Effective Practice in Youth Justice (PCEP).Experience of successfully managing the most complex and challenging cases.Experience prioritising a case load/workload, to be able to use line management supervisions appropriately and to understand its purpose and importance.Thorough knowledge of proposed and actual legislation, statutory regulations and Government guidance and standards relevant to safeguarding children and multi-agency working.Experience collaborating with social work, education, police and voluntary sector colleagues and other professionals, as the lead professional, in multi-agency settings
Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices.

4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.If you are a Senior Community Officer (YJS) and would like to express your interest, please contact us for this great opportunity by calling on 0808 178 4445(option1) and speak to The Care Team Or email on,

  • Location: Lambeth, Greater London, England
  • Salary: Umbrella rate
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: 4Healthcare
  • Posted: 14-Sep-2023
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