Youth Justice Turnaround Practitioner

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Youth Justice Turnaround Practitioner
Contract / Temporary

SCC (HQ) SCC16679

Posted: 7th February 2024 15:40
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Youth Justice Turnaround Practitioner

Reference no: SCC (HQ) SCC16679

Pay Rate: £17.00 per hour PAYE

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

This opening assignment is for 3 months


DBS disclosure required

To act as a catalyst for change working directly alongside children, young people and their families.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be expected to use their experience, knowledge and skills in every engagement with children, young people and families to determine the level of intervention required.
  • Where required by role, take responsibility for managing cases and holding risk.
  • Offer face to face, telephone and written support and information as appropriate to role.
  • Be responsible for keeping accurate and timely records of work with children, young people and families and writing relevant reports using electronic or other systems as directed.
  • Be responsible for recognising and appropriately responding to safeguarding and risk issues.
  • Have access to a line manager for decisions that fall outside their delegated responsibilities.
  • Be required to organise their own workload.
  • Identify problems, resolve where appropriate and escalate to senior colleagues.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

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:

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.


  • Suitable qualification at graduate level or equivalent experience in a relevant area of work.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of Signs of Safety and a broad practical understanding of and skills in using solution focused approaches of intervention.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and guidance as appropriate to role
  • Demonstrating knowledge and application of the early intervention and preventative agenda.
  • Knowledge of associated agencies and their working practices and roles.
  • In depth knowledge of the social and emotional factors that affect a child’s capacity to learn and develop.
  • Understanding the diverse range of needs of clients and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of using plain language and the ability to do so.


  • Relevant experience of working directly with children, young people and their families, as relevant to the specific client groups.
  • Experience of collaborative work with families.
  • Experience of working with children and families where there have been safeguarding concerns
  • Experience of assessment and / or observation of the developmental needs of children
  • Experience of using Suffolk Signs of Safety and Wellbeing principles, disciplines and tools. (desirable)
  • Experience of group work. (desirable)
  • Experience of working alongside parents who may have mental health, learning or physical disability or sensory impairment. (desirable)
  • Experience of working with a range of agencies and communities. (desirable)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to keep accurate and timely records and compile reports in a variety of formats, using appropriate IT.
  • Proven ability to make constructive contribution to meetings and negotiate with a range of stakeholders, settings and contexts.
  • Ability to use initiative within boundaries of the role.
  • Ability to effectively apply solution focused approaches to deliver successful outcomes.
  • Ability to clarify risks and concerns and focus on solutions to create a climate in which change can happen.
  • Ability to recognise and act on Child Protection and risk issues and escalate as appropriate.
  • Negotiate, influence and mediate to achieve positive outcomes and support and motivate children, young people and families.
  • Effectively manage challenging or sensitive situations and provide appropriate advice and facilitation to de-escalate.


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Job Ref: SCC (HQ) SCC16679
Youth Justice Turnaround Practitioner
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: SCC (HQ) SCC16679
Youth Justice Turnaround Practitioner
Client Category: Local Authority

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