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Youth Justice Practitioner

Role Responsibility

A Youth Justice post has arisen in the South Kent Youth Justice Team based in Folkestone. This post is being offered as a 12 month secondment/temporary contract.

The purpose of the role is to operate as a Youth Justice Practitioner within a Youth Justice Unit operating across an area of Kent, delivering Youth Justice interventions and targeted support to vulnerable children, young people and their families.

As a member of a multi-agency service, you will work in partnership to undertake assessment of and direct work with young people and their families with a range of needs in order. The purpose of this work is to deliver both statutory Court Orders and as well as non-statutory work 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.

The role also includes regular attendance at Youth Justice unit meetings and multi-agency meetings for the purposes of prevention and risk management.

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.

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

Please note if you are applying for this job as a secondment within KCC, you should have your line manager’s agreement to apply for the post.

Interview date(s): 29 July 2024

Closing date: 24th Jul 2024

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact Andrea Whittall, South Kent Youth Justice Team Manager on 03000 413960.

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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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