Location: Leyton, London
Salary: £16.94 - £21 per hour
Posted: 6 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Youth Justice Officer -(Hackney)

Job Description

Barker Ross Health & Social Care are recruiting for experienced Youth justice officers

Youth Justice Officer -(Leytonstone) , £16.94-£21 per hour, 36 hrs per week, 4 months


To contribute to the achievement of improved outcomes for Children and Families in Waltham Forest, through effective whole family interventions focused on two or more priorities from the Troubled Families Outcomes Plan:

Design and carry out effective whole family interventions for families where there is an Adolescent at risk of becoming gang affiliated or in involved in Anti-Social Behaviour. Acting as the champion for the Safeguarding Adolescents' Practice Guide, using a range of measures to ensure the adolescents are appropriately safeguarded within the contexts of friendship groups, gangs associations and locations.

Working as the Lead Professional with a caseload of up to 20 families with multiple needs. Ensure continuity and consistency in delivery of early help assessments, as informed by the Safeguarding Adolescents' Practice Guide. Using the Our Family Journey tool with families, including Family Outcomes Planning and review through home visits, parenting support, chairing Team Around the Family meetings and professionals meetings. Carry out strength-based practice that builds skills, relationships and resilience, helping families to help themselves and each other.

Promote effective integrated working across the children's services system: develop effective working relationships with families and communities, within the Early Help Division, and with professional partners from a range of agencies and sectors. Carry out multi-disciplinary and co-located team working and coordinate multi-agency Family Outcomes Plans that build skills and relationships, and improve outcomes for families.

Specific Duties:

Safeguard the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults you work with directly and those who you come into contact with taking full account of contextual factors (as informed by the Safeguarding Adolescent's Practice Guide). This will include leading on embedding contextual safeguarding practice

Provide advice and make recommendations based on up to date knowledge and analysis / evaluation of information.

Manage escalated or complex customer issues within the relevant area.

Work in partnership with whole families in their networks and communities to enable children, particularly the most disadvantaged, to have full access to educational, health and other life opportunities and overcome barriers to learning and participation. Effectively manage a specified number of whole family intervention cases


  • Knowledge and understanding of key theories and principles relating to early childhood and family life.
  • Sound knowledge of a range of legislation and policy frameworks in relation to children and young people, not least Children's Act 1989 and 2004, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, Crime and Disorder Act, Legal Aid, Sentencingand Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • Knowledge of signs and indicators of child abuse and neglect, and understanding of child protection issues.
  • Experience of working with children and families with specific, multiple and complex needs.
  • Experience of child engagement, child's voice work, and ensuring they remain at the centre of interventions
  • Experience of family outreach work including home visiting.
  • Experience of evidence-based and structured approach to recording practice
  • Experience of using reflective techniques to evaluate and continuously improve own practice
  • Knowledge and experience of addressing antisocial behaviour within communities
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing both support and enforcement interventions
  • Knowledge and understanding of families from a range of cultures and communities.
  • Experience of delivering evidence-based parenting programmes
  • Ability to chair meetings such as the Team Around the Family (TAF) or professionals meetings

If you feel you meet these requirements, please apply with an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call the office on 020 3137 5251 and speak to Colette Niles alternatively send your cv to


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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