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Youth Justice Worker Full-time Job

Aug 25th, 2023 at 06:52   Public Service   Medway   102 views Reference: 89
Job Details

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Youth Justice Worker opportunities

HMP & YOI Cookham Wood, Kent

£32,902 - £36,800+ excellent benefits

Children and young people in our care can be challenging and many have complex needs.

As a Youth Justice Worker you’ll support children and young people who may have committed serious crimes, grown up in difficult settings or have mental health concerns. Your role will involve setting boundaries and creating a safe, decent and secure environment for them. We’re looking for people who can listen, and see the truth, and the potential in the young people in our care.

About the role

You’ll work with young people aged 15 to 18.

Working in a Young Offender Institution, you’ll take responsibility for the personal, social and emotional development of young people, while building constructive and motivational relationships that bring about positive change. Typically, this will include ensuring the young people you care for feel safe and secure, can build relationships with peers and adults, are engaged in learning and development, and can build positive and productive pathways back into society.

You’ll be required to work various shifts and weekends.

What’s in it for you

The reward of seeing someone turn their life around is huge, but it can also be a long and uncertain process, especially as many of the young people in our custody face diverse and complex issues. The role starts with a ten-week training programme (Level 3 qualification). You will then have opportunities to refresh your core skills as well as access specific qualifications in youth justice. These focus on understanding the challenges that affect young people and providing positive influence to change behaviours for the better.

As part of His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, you’ll also have plenty of other training and development opportunities, plus a competitive salary and benefits package.

What you’ll need

Working with young people is challenging, so you need to have the patience and resilience to form a trusting relationship with a young person. We would like you to have proven aptitude for working with young people in a supportive, educational or pastoral role, and have the desire to see them reform and build a better future for themselves. Most importantly though is your ability to interact with and form positive relationships with a range of individuals.

If you believe every young person has the potential to turn their lives around, apply now.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £32,902.00-£36,800.00 per year

Work Location: In person

Company Description
Created in April 2017, HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is an agency in the Ministry of Justice, covering 121 prisons and employing over 42,000 staff. Our mission: to protect the public and rehabilitate people.
We work with our partners to carry out the sentences given by the courts, either in custody or the community.
We reduce reoffending by rehabilitating the people in our care through education and employment. The agency is made up of HM Prison Service, the National Probation Service and a headquarters focused on creating tools and learning.