Youth Offending High Risk Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
25/01/2023
Advert End Date:
14/02/2023 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House, Peterborough
Salary:
£27,852 - £31,099
Weekly Hours:
37
Vacancy ID:
105157
Closing date:
14 Feb
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 features of outstanding practice. The inspection report referred 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.

An opportunity has arisen within the Youth Offending Service for a High Risk Officer role. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about supporting young people who pose a high risk to others. The role is varied, providing one to one support for young people addressing concerns such as exploitation as well as supporting young people to attend community-based activities. The purpose of these sessions are to deliver court ordered appointments with the aim of improving opportunities for young people as well as developing this life skills and decision making, reducing their likelihood of re-offending as a result.

The role requires a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22nd February 2023 at Sand Martin House, Peterborough.

For informal enquiries please contact Victoria Lenton, Team Manager on 07920 160358 or Tim Schilling, Senior YOS worker on 07538 381979.

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 Cambridgeshire/Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.