Youth Offending Team Officer

Youth Offending Team Officer

Expiry date: 23:59, 14 July 2019

Location: North London Business Park & Colindale

Salary: £33,948.00 - £37,842.00 Per Annum

Job Description: JE0659 Youth Offending Team Officer.pdf

Barnet Youth Offending Team is seeking to recruit a Youth Offending Team Officer, who has experience of statutory work with young people and their families.

The successful candidate will be skilled in engaging, assessing and delivering interventions designed to support young people to build personal resilience and move away from further offending. In view of Barnet Youth Offending Team following a holistic model of practice, there is an expectation that Youth Offending Team Officers can evidence sound risk assessment skills and safeguarding knowledge. Barnet Youth Offending Service has developed a strong ethic around multi-agency practice and this will require you to be a keen team player who has the ability to work effectively in partnership with other agencies, in order to improve the life chances of young people in Barnet.

A key component of the job role is experience of working within the context of Youth Justice Board’s National Standards, case management and good practice models, which underpin core youth justice practice. In addition to this, an understanding of research based theories related to children, young people and family intervention would be beneficial to working within our holistic model of practice.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To supervise the statutory orders that children and young people become subject to that are the responsibility of the Youth Offending Service.
  • To ensure the sentence of the court is delivered by encouraging and facilitating compliance by young people with their court orders and to use enforcement processes in cases where young people do not comply with their court orders.
  • To prepare pre-sentence, referral order reports and other reports according to national standards.
  • To represent the Youth Offending Service at the Youth Court and other Courts, including the Crown Court as required, including Saturday, Bank Holiday and any other occasional Courts.
  • In partnership with children’s service social work teams to provide support for young people remanded to Local Authority accommodation to enable them to remain in the community and reduce any risk of re-offending

Qualifications and Skills

  • A professional qualification in social work, probation, youth and community work, health, education OR relevant degree and experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience of direct work with challenging and hard to engage children and young people
  • Experience of direct work with offenders
  • Experience of working within a statutory framework
  • Builds effective working relationships with a diversity of individuals and groups


  • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to Employee Benefits Scheme


If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.

Barnet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

For an informal discussion please contact: Cezar Tan, Service Manager- Children and Families- Youth Offending Service-020 8359 2901Interviews will be held on week commencing 22nd July 2019. If you have not heard from us by then you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

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