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Youth Offending Officer – Medway

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iPeople SC Solutions is recruiting a Youth Offending Officer to work for our client in the Medway Kent area.

The role is to work to prevent children in the Youth Justice System from re-offending and to prevent children from entering the Youth Justice system.

The youth offending officer will undertake often complex assessments of the risk of offending, risk of harm and safeguarding concerns of young people involved in the Criminal Justice System.

The successful post holder will be responsible for one specific area of Youth Justice practice, this could include one of the following Bail and Remand work including intensive supervision, Reparation and unpaid work, Referral Orders, Victim liaison.


  • To supervise a caseload of children referred by the Youth Court and by the police as out of court disposals.
  • To supervise a caseload of children subject to the Turnaround prevention program. To liaise with partner agencies including the police and Medway Childrens Services to identify children suitable for the Turnaround program.
  • To prepare reports for the court and youth offender panels locally, and to prepare reports for the police Out of Court Disposal decision making panel.
  • To represent the youth justice service in the Youth Court and with the Police.
  • To assess the risks, safeguarding issues and diversity needs of young people involved in the criminal justice system in order to design and deliver interventions responsive to these needs.
  • To hold a caseload of young people who have been assessed as being at risk of re-offending / or causing harm to the community, and of being themselves vulnerable and at risk.
  • To deliver individual and sometimes group-interventions to young people in accordance with the National Standards for the Youth Justice System and locally agreed practice requirements.
  • To partake in a duty system for the Youth Offending Team, including attending the youth court when required.
  • To maintain and keep good case records of plans and decisions in accordance with departmental policy regarding the
  • To work effectively with children involved in the Youth Justice System and their parents and carers.
  • This post will specifically be involved in the development and support of Restorative practice services across the local authority. The post will also focus on the development of family interventions / mediation and parenting support activities.

Working Style: 37 hours per week,  Hybrid working – a flexible working arrangement whereby an employee can undertake their work either in the office and/or partially from home.


  • Educated to degree in relevant subject e.g., Youth Justice, Youth Service or Probation studies, teaching, criminology, psychology, and the creative arts.
  • An awareness of childcare legislation, e.g., the Children Act 1989 and Children Act 2004.
  • An understanding of Youth Justice / Criminal Justice legislation.
  • A good understanding of Youth Justice legislation in relation to Out of Court Disposals / Referral Orders / Youth Rehabilitation Orders and custodial Orders.
  • Developed knowledge and expertise in one specific area of the Youth Justice practice, this could include one of the following – Bail and Remand work including intensive supervision, Reparation and unpaid work, Referral Orders, Victim liaison’.

If you have relevant experience, please apply with your CV.

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