Youth Justice Officer

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Youth Justice Officer
NEWCASTLE, Tyne & Wear
Contract / Temporary

Newcastle 6453914548740

Posted: 18th August 2023 14:31
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.90 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • NEWCASTLE, Tyne & Wear,

    NE1 8QH

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Youth Justice Officer

Reference no: Newcastle 6453914548740

Pay rate: £10.90 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months  

City: NEWCASTLE, Tyne & Wear

Enhanced DBS required for this role

A Youth Justice Officer is required to act as a case manager and deliver a range of interventions designed to address the assessed needs of children and young people receiving the Youth Justice Service.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake youth justice and agency assessments, including risk and vulnerability as directed by the Team Manager.
  • Design and deliver individually tailored packages of support and intervention to address the assessed needs of children/young people receiving the Youth Justice Service.
  • Give direct service and assistance to service users and also provide assistance to the work carried out by social workers and other partner agencies.
  • Coordinate and oversee the delivery of multi-agency packages of intervention.
  • Keep accurate and timely records either on an IT client information system or in manual written case files, including case records and other data for the purpose of monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Contribute to appropriate training and support to sessional workers and volunteers as required.
  • Participate in Youth Justice Service project activity.
  • Assist in maintaining a healthy, safe and secure environment and to act in accordance with the Council’s policies and procedures


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Level 4 NVQ qualification in Child Care / Social Care or equivalent.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Evidence of direct work with vulnerable young people to promote improved outcomes.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of child development.
  • Experience of effective partnership working to promote improved outcomes for service users.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the youth justice system.
  • Evidence of recent assessment, planning and intervention activity with children and young people to promote improved outcomes.
  • Demonstrable understanding of safeguarding issues in relation to children and young people.
  • Evidence of recent direct work with children and young people in the criminal justice system desirable.
  • Recent experience of working in a team setting desirable.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrable effective organisational and time management skills.
  • Evidence of good written skills and report writing.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Willingness to take responsibility for self development.
  • Ability to manage workload to tight time scales and to work flexibly.
  • Ability to work in partnership with other agencies.
  • Good communication skills with children and adults.
  • Ability to work constructively with parents of young people in the criminal justice system.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.



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Job Ref: Newcastle 6453914548740
Youth Justice Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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Youth Justice Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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