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Youth Offending Officer – Lambeth – London

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iPeople SC Solutions is currently recruiting Youth Offending Officers for our client based in Lambeth and surrounding areas.

The successful post holder will manage a case load of youth justice cases, working innovatively with young people from diverse backgrounds and engaging them and their families and other professionals in order to assess, develop and deliver intervention and activities that support their personal and social skills and participation in society.

YOS Officers will be directly contributing to youth offending service outcomes by creatively engaging young people who are subject to youth justice orders and who are at risk of anti-social behaviour, crime, becoming NEET and substance misuse.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To effectively engage with young people from diverse backgrounds at all stages of case management including during assessment, review and delivery of interventions/programmes.
  • To gather information, analyse and assess to manage risk, re-offending and safety/wellbeing accurately using appropriate screening and assessment tools; taking necessary measures to ensure welfare needs are dealt with effectively and public protection considerations are appropriately managed.
  • To create, in conjunction with young people and families, bespoke intervention plans to address all areas of need and to regularly review the plans to ensure their suitability and effectiveness.
  • To work within a multi-disciplinary team, to be responsible for all aspects of case management of youth justice cases, including dealing with non-compliance issues swiftly and effectively in line with local and national standards and inspection framework
  • To prepare for and attend professional meetings such as strategy meetings and child protection conferences, presenting information in a clear and concise manner.
  • To write reports to a high standard and within tight timeframes for Youth Magistrates and Crown Courts and to confidently present these reports to the Court in person as required.
  • To undertake regular Court duty, providing advice and support to young people, their families and the judiciary. Undertaking assessments at Court will also be part of the role when working in court.
  • To undertake bail assessments and produce bail support packages for court.
  • To convene and chair multi-agency meetings.
  • Working collaboratively with young people and a wide range of agencies.
  • This role requires flexibility in order to meet fixed deadlines and competing priorities.
  • The role will require regular attendance at secure estates, Police stations and community facilities.
  • To attend all team meetings, case manager/practitioner meetings and other meetings internal and external which are relevant to the role, e.g.: Risk Management Panel and MAPP
  • Home visiting is a regular requirement of work with families, at times outside 9-5 hours to avoid interfering with school and work commitments of families.
  • On occasions work in the evening or at weekends.


  • A degree, Certificate in Effective Practice in Youth Justice (PCEP)
  • Proven experience of case management within youth justice system and working with young people at risk of offending
  • A detailed working knowledge of the legislation that underpins the Youth Justice System.
  • Experience of working with children, adolescents and their families within a diverse community.
  • Proficiency in IT skills including MS Office.
  • Enhanced DBS Check

Working hours: 09.00 – 17.00, Monday – Friday

If you are interested in this role and have the relevant experience, please apply with your CV.

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