Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Worker - Barnet
We are looking to recruit a Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Worker to be based in Barnet as part of an integrated services provided by local authority. The vacancy will be for an initial 3 months with the potential to be extended. The postholder will assess all children and young people who are detained at the Police Station, to assess whether they require further support with any emotional, mental health, learning or social needs. The purpose of the role is to support and improve the early identification in the youth justice system of young people.
- The purpose of these screenings is to help to inform the Police charging decisions, with the aim of diverting young people from the Criminal Justice System.
- To contact those children and young people who may have been released without a screening taking place whilst in police custody, to offer this service in the community.
- To provide a risk assessment and appropriate risk formulation and management for children and young people referred to YJLD service, presenting with mental health problems, neurodevelopmental conditions, substance/alcohol use problems, learning difficulties or disabilities and/or other vulnerabilities.
- To identify where gang affiliations are issues for young people and provide appropriate referrals to risk panels and partner organisations that tackle serious group offending.
- To complete outcome measures and provide timely agreed data as appropriate for managers and commissioners in line with the Liaison and Diversion scheme.
- To maintain a high standard of recording on all cases using appropriate youth justice case management systems.
- To respond to requests for information/statistics relevant to the accountability of the Youth Justice Service to its funding agencies.
- To work along with the Adult Liaison and Diversion Service to ensure that gaps are filled.
- To liaise with Youth Courts around young people's mental health problems, neuro-developmental issues, conduct disorder, learning difficulties or disabilities or other vulnerabilities and facilitate the Youth Justice system in best supporting these needs. This could include provide reports to support bail applications or sentencing.
- To provide information and advice to young people and their families as well as professionals, regarding the resources and services available for them in the community.
To be successful:
You will have a recognised professional qualification or relevant degree and a minimum of 2 years work within a Youth Justice Service or partner agency setting and have knowledge of legislation, policy and practice guidance, in particular the frameworks for protection and support for children and young people presenting with high risks and vulnerabilities.
Why Choose Ackerman Pierce?
Ackerman Pierce calls upon over 15 years' worth of experience in recruiting directly into the Social Work Sector. We can offer a unique experience within recruitment where you have your own personal consultant, a DBS and Compliance service with a quick and easy registration process. We pride ourselves on a guaranteed weekly payment process.
To discuss this vacancy further or any other opportunities, please contact Seema Choudhury or email in your updated CV to us today.