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Youth Justice Support Worker

Your new company Our client is a supported housing provider for young people that are in contact with the youth justice system and are at risk of custody (remand or sentence). You will work closely with local authorities across London to deliver meaningful programs of activity for young people, promoting personal responsibility and understanding the consequences of actions and diversion from offending by supporting positive outcomes, particularly education, training, and employment in addition to life and independent living skills within a trauma-informed environment.
Your new rolePositions available:

Youth Justice Support Worker Days Full time (40 hours) or Part time (20 hours) - NewhamYouth Justice Support Worker Days FT - Barnet.Youth Justice Waking Night Support Worker Full Time or Part Time (23 hours) - NewhamYouth Justice Waking Night Support Worker Full Time or Part Time - Barnet
Duties: To safeguard young people through collaborative work with external agencies and emergency services and compliance with local authority safeguarding procedures.To collaborate closely with the local authorities to reduce young people's offending behaviour and support them to complete their court orders.To always ensure a trauma-informed environment within the home.Identifying with young people what they need to develop their physical, emotional, behavioural, and social wellbeing and resilience and co-produce with them a wellbeing and safety plan to help them achieve these.Creating opportunities for young people to learn and practice skills to support them with a transition from the home. To include practical independent living skills, people skills and experiences aimed at developing their confidence, self-esteem, and resilience.Taking responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of young people, the workforce, and visitors to the home by maintaining a clean and well-maintained physical environment and ensuring that any repairs are reported, and bedrooms are ready for new referrals and in good condition.Establishing trusting, positive, and warm relationships with young people whilst maintaining appropriate and professional boundaries.
What you will need to succeed
Hold a relevant qualification in Social Work, Probation, youth justice or Youth Work etc.At least 1 year experience working with young people at risk of custody.The ability to cope effectively with challenging behaviour.Flexibility to work shifts, nights, including weekends and bank holidays.Working knowledge and thorough understanding of the barriers and challenges that young people face within the criminal justice system.
What you will get in returnAn industry-leading training programme including access to level 3 qualifications, children's rights and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health, and therapeutic interventions.Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice, and legal support.Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.Discount shopping schemes at hundreds of retailers across the UK.Discretionary funded training programmes.
What you need to do now
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