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YOS Youth Justice Officer

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  • Post Ref: 9854
  • Department: Children & Young People's Services
  • Salary details: 31371 - 33799 (pro rata if part time)
  • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Hourly Rate:
  • Hours: 37
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Working Weeks:
  • Closing date: 26 September 2019
  • Interview date: 08/10/2019
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Temporary Contract until May 2020

The Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service is looking for a Youth Justice Officer on a fixed term basis until 31st May 2020.

Are you excited by the challenge of working to reduce youth offending?  This post is based within a dynamic, friendly and innovative multi-disciplinary team, dedicated to reducing offending and improving the lives of children, their families, victims of crime and the wider community.

You will work very closely with colleagues from a variety of other agencies, both within the team and from outside agencies in order to reduce offending. We are looking for a committed individual who understands children and young people and can bring a wide range of skills that will help them get their lives back on track. 

The postholder will undertake complex assessments, using national youth justice assessment tools, and deliver structured programmes of work. They will represent the service in Court and prepare high quality reports.

You will need significant, proven skills and experience in engaging and motivating children and young people, excellent communication and organisational skills and proven ability to manage young people who present a risk. In addition, you will hold a social work qualification or another relevant professional qualification with an assessed element of practice.

Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Hill Team Manager or one of our Practice Managers on 01202 453939