01 November 2018

Programme Officer (Youth Custody)

Programme Officers in the Fast Track Team perform a liaison and diversion role. Workers are expected to be able to discuss the young person’s needs and identify and offer support.  This role will be based primarily in the custody suite at compass house and will require weekend working plus one day in the week (to be agreed). You will support young people who are being questioned by the Police regarding a criminal incident.  Workers need to feel confident and comfortable with working with young people and families in a warm and professional manner and liaising with key partners and stakeholders.

 

You will support the police in making immediate informed and appropriate decisions about all young people that come to their attention. You will have access to the YST and social care databases and use this information to inform officers about possible next steps in dealing with a young person. As well as providing access to basic information it will also provide detailed information about vulnerability, safeguarding concerns, risk factors, previous social care history and previous offending.

 

Workers will also take the lead on liaising with parents and carers and the appropriate adult service where required. This information will support the police in their decision-making in a timely and efficient manner ensuring that the young persons’ progression is swift, seamless and appropriate.

For young people that are in the custody suite they will also have the direct support of a skilled and professional YST worker who will be able to provide an initial analysis of needs and advise both young person and police accordingly about suitable next steps.

 

In order to be suitable for this role you will required to undertake an Enhanced DBS and as a condition of employment you must pass the Gloucestershire Constabulary Level 2 vetting.

 

Personal Specification

 

  • Professional qualification (minimum level 3 NVQ or other approved course in social care, education, youth work, advice and guidance, criminal justice or health)
  • Experience in a relevant area of work e.g. Youth Work, Social Care, Family Support, Youth Offending, Connexions, IAG, Health
  • Experience of working with young people, their families and communities, particularly those at risk of social and educational exclusion
  • Experience of partnership working and development of multi-disciplinary approaches to work with young people
  • Knowledge of safeguarding requirements with the ability to make sound judgement in relation to risk and protection
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation that impacts on vulnerable young people and ability to interpret and apply information
  • Experience of working in informal arenas and being accountable for decisions and actions taken
  • Handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Work under own initiative and take responsibility for decisions taken
  • Ability to plan, assess and evaluate work undertaken
  • Accurate, timely record keeping and ability to produce written reports
  • Ability to involve young people in the design and delivery of services, interventions and programmes
  • Resilience and capacity to deal with demanding and challenging situations, young people and their families
  • Work out of normal office hours; this is a weekend cover position.
  • Ability to travel - This is a county wide position and the post holder will be expected to travel across the county.

 

By applying for this role, you are agreeing to your CV being held on our database.  This will be stored confidentially and securely. Your CV will be used and kept only to provide the recruitment services you have requested from us, we will only send your details to clients once discussed with you and your data will not be shared with any other third party. You can ask for the deletion or correction of your data, or to opt out of this service at any point by informing CFA.

Apply Now
Print

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Events Calendar

«November 2018»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293012
3456789
ABOUT US

 19 Elmfield Road, Bromley, BR1 1LT
 + 44 0208 315 1234
 info@cfappointments.com
 www.cfappointments.com
 cf-appointments

 

By applying for our roles, you are agreeing to your CV being held on our database, stored confidentially and securely. Your CV will be used and kept only to provide the recruitment services you have requested from us , we will only send your details to clients once discussed with you and your data will not be shared with any other third party. You can ask for the deletion or correction of your data, or to opt out of this service at any point by emailing info@cfappointments.com

Part of