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Yot Officer

Social Care

Children's Services

Blackpool Council

Contract Type: Permanent 

Contract Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: Grade H1/H2 £30,507 -  £37,849 per annum

An opportunity has arisen for a YOT officer to join Blackpool Youth Offending Team (YOT).

Blackpool are developing their Prevention and Diversion services, the Junior Attendance Centre and Reparation activities, making this an exciting time to join the team. The successful applicant will have key responsibilities towards the development of the Diversion Service, ensuring that children receiving Out of Court Disposals are appropriately assessed and supported through interventions to support their exit from the criminal justice system at the earliest possible opportunity. The successful applicant will work with colleagues to develop the Junior Attendance Centre programme and Reparation activities for children and young people who are involved in either the prevention/diversion aspect of the service or the statutory provision.

The role will involve some statutory case management of children and young people open to the service, alongside this service development opportunity. A commitment to positive partnership working, including working with parents and carers is essential.

Once the Prevention and Diversion services, Junior Attendance Centre and Reparation have been developed, the successful candidate will retain an oversight of the programmes/projects and to work alongside Targeted Intervention Service Managers, Practitioners and Casual Workers to ensure programme success and ongoing development.

Your role would involve working directly with children and young people in the criminal justice system to assess levels of need and risk, devise suitable intervention plans and ensure that high quality services are delivered to children in line with National Standards. The role will also involve writing reports for Court and representing the service at Youth Court and Crown Court.

You should have experience of working with young people in the criminal justice system and of effective multi-agency partnership working.

The work is varied and there can be fluctuations in demand with periods of significant increase. We therefore require you to be flexible, enthusiastic and committed to working with statutory partners and both local and national organisations to improve outcomes for young people.

This is a qualified post and as such you should possess one of the qualifications outlined in the person specification.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Callon, Service manager or Kerry Fisher, Operational manager on 01253 754840.

Click here to view the Job Description.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.


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working hours

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application deadline

11 59 pm

2nd Sep 2019

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