Youth Justice Practitioner: Southern Area.

  • Banbridge, County Down
  • Negotiable

Youth Justice Practitioner: Southern Area

  • Banbridge, County Down
  • Negotiable
  • Posted November 28, 2023

We are currently recruiting for a. Youth Justice Practitioner. The successful candidates will be required to start once the vetting paperwork and ANI completed.

Start date: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Hours of work: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm evening work which may be offset by Time off in lieu Flexi working including evenings

Rate of pay: £15.21 ph paid weekly

Location: Southern Area to included Craigavon, Armagh, Banbridge, Newry, Mourne & Downpatrick

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver Early stage Diversion services to children/young people on the fringes of the criminal justice system.
  • Manage, supervise and deliver PPS plans, court order and bail supervision plans to ensure statutory requirements are met. Assess need and manage risk appropriately in addition to promoting restorative practices, rehabilitation, reintegration, resilience and desistance.
  • To operate within the guidelines of the YJA as directed by YJA middle management.
  • To deliver effective social work and youth work services to young people across the continuum of Earlier stage intervention through to supervision upon release from custody.
  • To facilitate Youth engagement clinics, in partnership with the PSNI and the PPS to ensure that suitable children and 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 PSNI.
  • To undertake arrange of assessments including the YJA assessment and others to inform the development of a holistic and tailor made intervention plans. 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 that all intervention plans with children and young people are informed by both appropriate assessments and by the out workings of the youth conference and to ensure that 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 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 source, risk assess and manage appropriate and meaningful Reparative Activity placements in order to deliver Service in the community requirements.
  • 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 participate in training and support of volunteers. Social Work and Youth Work students and sessional workers.
  • To promote and deliver a range of restorative approaches (outside the youth conference) in order to support children and young people and to take into account the views of victims.
  • To serve as an Officer of the Court: providing high quality oral and written reports and Bail Assessments to both the court and the PPs.
  • To work closely with colleagues in the Juvenile Justice Centre to provide a seamless end to end service to young people in custody and to contribute to release planning.
  • To participate in supervision, team meetings, training and staff development programmes.

The list is not comprehensive but gives a good indication of the main duties of the post. The emphasis on particular duties will vary over time according to business need.

Essential Criteria applicants must have:

( Proof of certs required )

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