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Youth Offending Team Worker (C69RS)

Medway Council
Range 3 (£19,126 - £24,646) per annum
Strood Youth Centre, Strood, Kent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours (To include evening and occasional weekend work) hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
05/09/2014 at 23:30 PM
Medway Council

Please note that this post is a fixed term contract due to end in 6 months.

We are looking for a Youth Offending Team Worker to lead in the delivery of targeted interventions to groups or individuals in order to help individuals who are at risk of offending, or re-offending, to develop life skills and greater social integration.

The successful applicant will be required to lead on the delivery of group based offending behaviour prevention programmes, monitor and support young people in the successful completion of all aspects of their support programmes and assess the impact of the targeted interventions on individuals and recommend changes to individual support plans as necessary.

To be responsible for ensuring that information systems and computer records are maintained in accordance with statutory or service requirements.

Applicants must hold/have the following:

  • An accredited group work qualification or be working towards such
  • Demonstrable technical/specialist/policy & procedural knowledge which can be applied across a wide range of activities. Ability to completes a range of complex tasks such as report writing, presentations, detailed assessments and calculations
  • A full driving licence and access to own transport for work purposes

Along with all other essential requirements as listed in the job profile below

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee  you  will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking  relevant training opportunities,  enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee  advice, information and counselling service,  employee forums and  an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you have any queries, please contact us on 01634 334499 or if you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Keith Gulvin on 01634 336248.

Please note that if you are shortlisted for interview we will normally contact you via email, therefore, please ensure you state this on your application. If you are a current Medway Council employee you will be contacted at your registered work email address only.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/employees.html for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

A DBS Check at the appropriate level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply

Please complete your application online, by following the attached link. If you take the option to register with us you can save your details and do not have to complete the form in one sitting.

If you are unable to do this and would prefer to be sent a hard copy please contact 01634 333333 ( Monday to Friday 8.00am - 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm).

This information can be made available in other formats and languages, by phoning 01634 333333.

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