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Youth Offending Worker

Location: SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX Salary: 23398 - 29323 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Care Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3199749
An exciting opportunity has presented itself to join the Youth Offending Team at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. The Council is seeking a full time candidate to work on a permanent basis to assess and work with children and young people as a Youth Offending Worker. This role involves encouraging and motivating young people effect change in both offending behaviour and self-perception. If you are interested in this post, please read on for further details.

The main purpose of this job is to assess and work with children and young people who have been identified as offenders or at risk of offending. Holding a caseload you will complete appropriate assessments and reports, deliver age applicable programmes, attend court as and when required, and ensure monitoring is completed with Youth Justice Board requirements.

The successful candidate will be required to complete good quality assessments, undertake interventions, keep good quality records and work as part of a small team supporting young people and their families whilst with the service. It is essential that candidates have previous experience of working with young people and a good understanding of factors which may lead to offending behaviour as well as a good understanding of what interventions are available to prevent further offending.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like more information about the role, then please do not hesitate to contact us at

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