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Job title:
Reparation and Unpaid Work Co-ordinator
Job reference:
People's Services
SCP 19 to 22
From: 24,799 To: 26,317 per annum
37 hours per week
Closing date:


St Helens Youth Justice Service is a small team of multi agency professionals. We share a passion for helping and supporting children and their families and victims of youth crime, to improve their lives and make communities safer. To do this, we work hard to prevent and reduce youth crime by pro-active engagement, providing creative and effective interventions and programmes which are restorative, trauma informed and which take a whole family approach.

In this new post, you will play an important role which is integral to the team and will….

lead on co-ordinating reparation and unpaid work projects and the delivery of programmes to children on an individual and group work basis
utilise a child centered and trauma informed approach and help to engage children, increase practical work skills and allow them to pay back to victims, either directly or indirectly
ensure that the child’s experience is heard and informs future practice
undertake initial and review risk assessments on the projects to ensure they are safe for all to work on
support the work of the Victim Liaison Officer in the facilitation of restorative and family group conferencing
use a restorative approach to all your work and have a commitment to ensuring that children understand and experience the benefit of repairing harm to victims
produce accurate, comprehensive and contemporaneous records and reports

To be successful in this new post, you will…..

have excellent communication and organisational skills and an ability to work effectively to deadlines
have an ability to collaborate effectively with partner agencies and establish good networks
have a good understanding of child development and trauma informed practice and be skilled in effective engagement with children, including those with challenging behaviour and complex needs
have an ability to work flexibly across operational sites as required and work within an agreed number of hours to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision
share our commitment to providing high quality services
possess an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of children and the safety of others and demonstrate an understanding and commitment to best safeguarding practice
have knowledge of youth justice and youth justice and childcare legislation
have experience of working with children and families which include those children who are at risk/involved in offending; involved in ASB; are being exploited; those who are looked after and those who have special educational needs
a relevant degree or relevant youth justice experience and a qualification in youth justice (PCEP), social work, probation, restorative justice or project management

We offer…
a robust induction programme
access to a wide range of training and development opportunities
an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and passionate team of youth justice professionals

For an informal discussion please contact Lee Matthews and Cath Cheshire, Operational Managers on 01744 677990.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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