Social Worker – Youth Justice

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/06/2022 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
£32,798 to £36,371
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
26 Jun
Further Information

The Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS) is an innovative service focused on offering a range of specialist services to young people aged 13-18 and their families who are in need of additional support. Our teams include NEET, Community & Interventions, Youth & Family and Youth Offending.

During the recent HMIP Inspection, Peterborough Youth Offending Team were rated overall Good with areas of Outstanding with the report referring to our “skilled and experienced group of operational staff who are committed to delivering high-quality services”. The inspectorate team described “a powerful sense of purpose within the team and an impressive balance....between the sometimes conflicting demands of meeting children’s needs and managing the risk of harm to others that can result from negative behaviours.” This excellent outcome is testament to the dedication and commitment to young people by the team who continue to set high standards and work to further develop existing areas of practice.

The Youth Offending Service is a multi-disciplinary team delivering services to prevent
and reduce offending behaviour amongst young people. A vacancy is available for a highly experienced practitioner who is able to work with a wide range of young people who enter the criminal justice system. Applicants will need a relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification. Extensive experience is necessary of working with young people and their families, completing comprehensive assessments, and working in a multiagency environment.

The position is within a very challenging but rewarding area, working with young offenders ranging from those who have just reached the court system through to those in the secure estate. The successful candidate will manage a caseload of community and custodial sentences ensuring effective assessment, intervention planning, review and risk management. To divert young people from offending effectively, the post-holder will be working with a range of other team members whose roles include parenting, substance misuse, psychology, accommodation, victims, education, training and employment.

We are seeking a qualified Social Worker with a range of experience including working with young people within the criminal justice system, who is passionate and committed to providing specialist support to young people and their families.

This vacancy is a permanent post and will be based at Sand Martin House in Peterborough. Interviews will be held on 7th July 2022.

For informal enquiries please contact Victoria Lenton, Team Manager on 07920 160358 or email

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.