Job description

Job purpose:

  • To work within a systemic framework to prevent offending by children and young people and protect the public from the harmful activities of young people who offend.
  • To provide a comprehensive and effective integrated youth justice service to respond to the needs of young people and their families in a timely manner and within statutory and local guidelines.
  • To work closely within a small team to assess, plan and deliver a wide range of targeted interventions to prevent offending, safeguard children and promote positive outcomes.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work directly with young people and provide a clear and accurate assessment of a young person and his/her family’s needs in line with youth justice and statutory guidance, undertake interviews, observations and gather information from young people, families and other agencies as directed by the Team Manager.
  • Manage the caseload as directed and organise and plan work activities prioritising tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ensuring that statutory responsibilities are undertaken for young people including, assessment meetings, home visits, arranging reviews, reporting to the court, delivering within timescales and meeting any other national and local performance standards.
  • Providing written and verbal reports, which are concise, informative and based on analysis of complex evidence.
  • Providing targeted and purposeful youth justice interventions (1:1 and in groups), within a systemic framework, with explicit aims and objectives about desired outcomes within the context of managing risk and preventing offending / re-offending.
  • Working closely with the other practitioners and partner agencies to devise written plans and implement clinical interventions with young people and their families, in various settings including family homes and secure settings.


  • Must be a HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) registered Social Worker, or have a related professional qualification in youth justice, probation, youth work.
  • Knowledge of youth justice legislation, national standards, case management guidance (assessment, planning & intervention), restorative justice principles, relevant child care legislation, statutory guidance and the London Child Protection procedures.
  • Experience of direct, complex social work with young people and their families within a youth justice context, in addition to formulating and implementing effective social work and youth justice plans and interventions.
  • Experience of statutory youth justice practice in preparing reports and presenting at Court or Referral Order Panels or other professional settings.
  • Knowledge of best practice for youth justice assessment and intervention planning to prevent offending.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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