Develop a close relationship with Backstop and you can expect to be invited to regular events combining practical professional information and fun. This is Dr Tim Bateman from the University of Bedfordshire talking on the Future of Youth Justice at our Summer 2010 event (followed by drinks and tasty buffet!)
Pay rate: £18.29 - £22.79 per hour
Location: North London
Job type: Temporary
Length of contract: 6 Months
Do you have more than twelve months handling a caseload in a Youth Offending Team setting?
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Offending Service Officer to join a busy team in North London. The individual filling this role will have proven knowledge and experience.
A MINIMUM OF 12 MONTHS EXPERIENCE IN YOS/YOT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE
ability to deal with sensitive issues
ability to manage a caseload
ability to manage workload and work as part of a team
ability to pass information accurately between colleagues, other agencies and partners
ability to plan and organise own workload to meet targets and deadlines
ability to supervise others
ability to work as part of a small team and on own initiative
areas of specialism will be identified as required
CONTACT: Alison Bernadello
Please contact Alison on 020 8785 9912 or email your CV to email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we have had time to give it proper review
Please note: due to the excellent quality nature of our positions and to the fact that YOT and Probation Service managers need our temporary locums to hit the ground runnning, we require at least 12 months paid employment experience in youth or criminal justice before accepting candidates to register with Backstop. We have higher standards than many other agencies, but once with us, many of our temporary workers appreciate friendly staff (many ex YOT and probation) and standards of service.
Backstop recognises and accepts its legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010. Backstop seeks to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse community at large because it values the individual contribution of people irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
Backstop is a member of trade bodies APSCo and ASWEB, holds an Investors in People award and Equality Assured certificate.YOS case manager. Preferably qualified but happy to consider experienced unqualified workers for this role. Need people to be experienced [at least 6 months in a YOS as a YOS case manager e.g. at least a social work placement if qualified social worker and at least 2 years if not qualified]. Must be experienced as a post court case manager, not as a drugs worker, youth worker or prevention worker but as a YOS post court case manager. Must be able to work with very challenging young people, be prepared to enforce and breach and put people in gaol. Must have a good knowledge of practice and legislation. Must have high level verbal and written communication skills, must have high level numeracy and literacy. Candidates must have substantial experience attending court and writing PSRs. All candidates must have an UP TO Date enhanced CRB and should be available to attend interview at short notice and bring their up to date enhanced CRB with them to the interview The diversity of this borough, with its mix of cultures and different industries, makes it an interesting place to work and its proximity to the city and excellent transport links, means its also a great place to travel to and from. In this borough's most recent ofsted APA acheived good in its overall effectiveness of childrens services, while achieving excellent in 3 of the 7 'assessment areas'.
Backstop is a recruitment and training agency which specialises only in criminal justice and is a well known supplier of temporary candidates to local authorities nationwide. We currently have genuine ongoing temporary vacancies for qualified practitioners with proven experience in working with Youth Offending teams and handling significant caseloads. Once we have examined your CV, our friendly consultancy team (many former practitioners themselves) will invite you for an interview to discuss your experience in the context of current opportunities in temporary work.
We focus on the best outcomes for young people and so will be evaluating your experience, presentation and practice on this as the most important amongst other criteria.
Backstop registered candidates have the following benefits:
Competitive rates of pay and we usually pay one day early (does your agency do this?)
Full support service to help you through timesheets etc. with SMS reminders and telephone support.
Recommend a friend scheme we reward you for helping us identify other good candidates
Holiday pay paid to you as you work or saved to pay out whenever you prefer
Easy to get to offices in Putney or we will come out to you to register
Specialist contacts/specialist contracts
E mail & SMS text message job alerts.
Consultation and assistance with PQ training.
Paid CRB when working
Small team at your disposal, dedicated to furthering your career
I have worked for many agencies over the years and I have to say that Backstop has been the best. Backstop is an agency with a difference because they dont just see you as a locum but they see you as an individual who can develop in their career
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