£31,548 - £37,842 a year

Youth Offending Officer

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Civic Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW
Social Care
Position Type
Fixed Term
Contract hours
Full time
Salary (£)
31548 to 37842
Closing date for applications
30 May 2019


About Hillingdon

Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.

About the job

This is a fixed term job opportunity, covering maternity leave for up to 12 months.

Want a rewarding job with one of London’s most innovative Youth Offending Services?

We have one of the lowest regional and national First Time Entrants rates so must be doing something right!

“Youth crime is prevented because we, as a service, deliver positive and effective interventions which enable young people to lead constructive and socially responsible lives” is our vision and you could be part of a dedicated enthusiastic service changing the lives of vulnerable adolescents in the criminal justice system. Sounds great doesn’t it? Don’t just take it from us… feedback from our young people, families and community say “my son is so much more focused now all down to you”, “I wish we had the services that the YOS have given us sooner you have changed our lives”, “if it wasn’t for my case manager I would still be offending”.

Hillingdon YOS are proud to be a diverse multi agency service that benefits from located specialists from key disciplines including Speech and Language Therapist, Liaison and Diversion, CAHMS, Education and Participation Officers and Substance Misuse that provide a holistic approach to rehabilitation all under one roof.

As a Youth Offending Service Officer in Hillingdon you will manage cases from Out of Court Disposals through to Custody utilising your interpersonal skills to engage with young people, families and other professionals to deliver targeted interventions informed by assessments and reports. You will receive access to training and a focus on professional development supported by highly skilled managers alongside an attractive package of employment. In return you will bring the ability to complete assessments and write court reports to a high standard, co ordinate and deliver tailored interventions using great interpersonal skills to engage young people and their families.

Hillingdon's Youth Offending Service is located in the centre of Uxbridge within a purpose built, self-contained annex to the main civic centre with a fantastic working environment including your own desk space, ample rooms to see young people, hold meetings and designated reception area. With Uxbridge Station just a 5 minute stroll away, 4 day a week car parking and easy links to main travel routes combined with great shopping and restaurants it’s a fabulous place to work.

About the person

We are seeking to recruit a YOS Officer with a relevant professional qualification who will bring experience of working with vulnerable and challenging young people. The successful candidate will manage a diverse caseload which encompasses both pre and post court work using targeted and creative intervention.

Additional information

We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:

  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement
  • career breaks
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • access to a Credit Union
  • on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees where these are required
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools
  • car sharing scheme
  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 10th June, however this may be subject to change depending on business need.

Want to know more? Please contact the recruiting manager, Kat Wyatt - kwyatt@hillingdon.gov.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

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