Youth Justice Service Officer (Ref 3685)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £29,174 - £32,798 (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

Devon Youth Offending Service is looking for two full-time grade ‘F’ Youth Justice Service officers.

Please make it clear in your application which of these posts you wish to apply for.

 The first post is that of a Parenting Worker. You will be required to work with the parents of children working with your colleagues in the Devon YJS to assist them in communicating better with their children. This will involve working with parents or carers, either individually or in a group setting, but also in working with parents/cares together with their children. Previous experience of this type of work will be required, ideally you will have experience of working in a Youth Justice setting but if you do not have this a willingness to learn will be needed.  This post can be based in Exeter or Barnstaple depending on your home location. 

The second post is that of a reparation worker and victim contact officer. Reparation is an important part of the work of Devon YJS and involves children putting right harm they have caused, this could be by practically repairing something or by doing work for the benefit of the wider community. As this post will have responsibility for large allotment site in Newton Abbot previous horticultural experience will be required.

Victim contact work is where Devon YJS speak to victims of crime and ascertain how best to put right what has taken place. Ideally you should have experience of this work but if you do not a willingness to learn will be an advantage.

In terms of qualifications, you will need a relevant degree level qualification or level 4 vocational qualification, or proven experience at that level within a children’s services environment.  This post will be based in Exeter. 

The Devon Youth Justice Service (formerly known as Devon Youth Offending Team) is a multi-agency team made up of staff from a variety of professional backgrounds who work with young people and their families to reduce offending and re-offending. You should be enthusiastic, have the ablility to proactively use your initiative and motivated to work creatively with young people, their parents/carers, other professionals and with victims of crime.

You would be required to travel to meet with service users across the area when needed. 

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Please contact Lucinda Bill 01392 384978, John James 01392 384978 or Thor Beverley 01271 388150 for more information. 

 

  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on ourEquality and Diversity webpages.  
  • The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. 
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. 
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.  

 

Devon County Council values the benefits of having a diverse workforce and is committed to providing equal opportunities and an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.

We particularly encourage applications from people with Asian, Black or other ethnically diverse heritage and male workers, who are currently under-represented in the team.

Interview Date: 13 October 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationExeterNorth DevonDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference

    REQ003685


  • Occupational GroupYouth & Community


  • Salary Details

    £29,174 - £32,798 (pending the 2022/23 pay award)


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date

    02/10/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes