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Youth Conference CoOrdinator – Western Area.

  • Western Area team including Enniskillen, Omagh, Mid-Ulster and Foyle areas
  • £14.92 per hour

Youth Conference CoOrdinator – Western Area

  • Western Area team including Enniskillen, Omagh, Mid-Ulster and Foyle areas
  • £14.92 per hour
  • Posted March 10, 2023

Our client in the Enniskillen area seeks a Youth Conference CoOrdinator. This is to cover the Western Area team including Enniskillen, Omagh, Mid-Ulster and Foyle areas

This position is full-time Monday-Friday 9-5 with the possibility of some evening work

Rate of pay £14.92 per hour

Duties include:


· To operate within the policies and guidelines of the YJA as directed by YJA Middle and Senior Management

· To support and challenge young people (10-17) in (or on the fringes of) the Criminal Justice System to desist from offending and to improve their life chances

· To undertake a range of assessments including the Youth Justice Agency Assessment & others to inform the development of holistic and tailor made intervention plans. Said plans will address assessed need, risk and vulnerability as they impact on offending

· To provide high quality oral and written reports to expedite speedy justice with Courts and the Public Prosecution Service

· To participate in and prepare reports for case conferences; reviews and any other meetings relevant to the young person

· To maintain timely and accurate written and electronic records in accordance with YJA case recording policy

· To oversee, supervise and manage Court Orders, Public Prosecution Service Plans and voluntary (Earlier Stage Intervention) arrangements

· To undertake Youth Conferences in order to ensure that restorative interventions are at the heart of all intervention plans, taking into account (where appropriate) the views of victims

· To work closely with victims in ensuring their views are heard and that they are fully engaged with the process if they wish to be

· To ensure all intervention plans with young people are informed by both appropriate assessment(s) and by the out workings of the Youth Conference and to ensure said interventions are premised on planning, reviewing and evaluation of progress on a regular basis

· To work in partnership with young people, families/carers, communities and professional bodies to support positive behaviour change and reduce offending

· To negotiate appropriate interventions with families to address assessed risk areas for the young person

· To establish multi agency and community networks and support in order to deliver interventions in partnership and to ensure the reintegration of young people in the criminal justice system

· To facilitate Youth Engagement Clinics (in partnership with the Police Service for Northern Ireland and the Public Prosecution Service) to ensure that suitable young people are exited from the Criminal Justice System at the earliest opportunity and/or are fully cognisant of the range of appropriate diversionary disposals

· To deliver Community Resolution Notice programmes to young people referred directly by the Police Service for Northern Ireland

· To source, risk assess and manage appropriate and meaningful Reparative Activity placements in order to deliver Service in the Community requirements

· To participate in training and support of volunteers, Social Work & Youth Work students and sessional workers

· To offer meaningful and realistic options for those delivering sentences

· To participate in supervision, team meetings, training and staff development programmes

· To carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibility of the post


Essential Criteria:

· Degree level in Social Work and Youth and Community qualification required

· Preferred knowledge of working with young people in a justice context


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