Welcome to St.Helens Council's Job Vacancies. Please follow the instructions on each individual form to complete your application. Completed forms will be submitted automatically to the appropriate team for processing and you will be notified should your application proceed to interview.
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
· 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.
When requesting an application form please state your name, your address, the job you are interested in and the job reference number.
The Council's official job application form must be completed in all cases. CVs should not be submitted as a replacement.