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Youth Justice Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Kent Youth Justice – North!

We have a full-time Youth Justice Practitioner position available on fixed-term contract for 12-months, with a possibility of an extension / permanency, based at New Beginnings, Gravesend (DA12 5HS).

This is an area-based role covering the districts of Dartford, Gravesend, and Swale, working with young people aged 10 – 18 years who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. Travel across the three districts is essential.

This role is subject to holding a Full UK Driving Licence – The Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so whilst this job requires the jobholder to drive your application will still be considered if you are unable to drive due to a disability.

As a member of a multi-agency service, you will work in partnership to:

  • Undertake assessments.
  • Complete reports for Court and panels.
  • Work directly with young people and their families with a diverse range of needs to complete interventions as part of their statutory programme.

The purpose of this work is to reduce the risk of reoffending in accordance with the agreed intervention plans and in the context of managing their risk of harm to others and vulnerability issues.

This role also includes regular attendance at Youth Justice team meetings and multi-agency meetings for the purpose of prevention and risk management. You will also be expected to take part in the service duty rota and attending Youth, Magistrates, and Crown Courts regularly.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Contact Details

If you are interested in knowing more, please contact:

Team Manager, Ceryl Marsh -

03000 423415 or 07795 951453, or via email at

About the Company

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KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county’s working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.


Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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