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Youth Offending Team Officer job with Barnet London Borough Council

Youth Offending Team Officer job with Barnet London Borough Council

Youth Offending Service- YOT Officer/Case Manager

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

The successful candidates 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 Service following a holistic model of practice, there is an expectation that Youth Offending Service YOT 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, Youth Court, 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 and systemic model of practice.

Please include a Personal Statement where you describe and evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role as outlined in the job profile and person specification.

Closing date for all roles is 12th February 2021.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 22nd February 2021. If you have not heard from us by then you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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 public and bank holidays
  • Work-life balance options may include flexi-time, job-share, homeworking,
  • Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Interest free season travel ticket loan
  • Car leasing scheme where you can purchase a new car at a reduced cost
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity pay
  • Childcare voucher scheme, salary sacrifice scheme
  • Corporate rates for membership of GLL- Better Leisure
  • Access to a wide range of retail, travel and holiday discounts and offers and health plans through Employee Benefit system
  • Staff restaurant and deli bar at North London Business Park
  • Occupational Health advice/Health and Wellbeing Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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.

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

For further inquiry/ informal discussion please contact: Cezar Tan, Service Manager- Children and Families- Youth Offending Service-020 8359 5535