Youth Offending Services Social Worker

Ref: CVP 672A
Date posted: 24/05/2019
Closing date: 07/06/2019 05:00 PM
Hours per week: 36
Salary: £29,636 - £35,934 per annum
Location: Huyton
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Knowsley Youth Offending Service wish to appoint two qualified Social Worker to case management and deliver planned intervention to children within the youth justice system. This opportunity offers social workers an opportunity to work in a specialist field whilst being part of a committed and experienced team.  We are an existing high quality service that strives to support the complex needs of children, to achieve sustainable outcomes for those children, their families and victims of youth crime.

Knowsley Youth Offending Service (YOS) works with children, families and victims to reduce offending and re-offending of young people, whilst balancing public protection with welfare of the child.

Knowsley YOS is seeking to recruit two YOS Social Workers to undertake quality statutory case management for children within the service. This will include holistic assessments, report writing, Court work, planned intervention, delivery, restorative practice and supervision of young people in custody and the community. Work is required to be carried out in a timely manner under Youth Justice Board Case Management Guidelines including the new National Standards, local standards and Inspectorate frameworks.

The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of child development, the impact of adverse childhood experiences that influence factors that lead to children becoming involved in offending and at risk of exploitation.

The successful applicants will need to be professionally qualified and HCPC registered as a social worker, have knowledge of current child care and youth justice legislation.
You will need to evidence substantial experience in working with challenging children and their families. With an understanding and commitment to Restorative Practice and Trauma led practice within the youth justice system. 
Applicants will need to evidence experience of working with partner agencies to support vulnerable children and their families, preferably in a statutory setting, to achieve sustainable outcomes for children, families and victims.
The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form.  They will required to work individually and as part of a team.  An Enhanced DBS will also be required for this post.
Knowsley Council offers positive support for ASYEs, good training opportunities and a commitment to career progression for all social work staff.  Supervision is a regular commitment including reflective sessions and My Time Extra.

Applicants must be qualified and HCPC registered prior to application and must fully evidence how they meet all essential criteria to progress to the interview stage. Applicants will not be selected for interview if they do not meet all required criteria.
For an informal discussion, please contact Mark McCausland or Catherine Johnson, Operational Managers, Youth Offending Service on Tel: 0151 443 3079.

You can also visit for further details on Social Work Training and development.

Closing Date:  Friday, 07 June 2019.

Please note: This is a re-advertisement, previous applicants need not re-apply.


How to apply

Please download and fill in the application form and email completed application form to

Please note that the Council does not accept Curriculum Vitae (CVs) or hard copy paper application forms for this vacancy.

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