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YOS Team Manager
Criminal Justice Skills
- Job Reference: T-POJ-180108-01
- Paye: £30.86 per hour
- Umbrella: £39.00 per hour
- Limited: £39.00 per hour
- Role Type: Contract/Full Time
- Location: Lambeth, London
Criminal Justice skills are a niche recruitment agency, who provide staffing services to the offender management and criminal justice sectors.
Our agency is recruiting for a YOS Team Manager to work on a temporary basis for the Youth Offending Service in Lambeth.
Main purpose of the role
To be responsible for the day-to-day operations and practice of a group of staff within the Youth Offending Service (YOS).
This supervisory role will involve developing practice across the team, ensuring that work is completed to a uniform high standard and that policies and procedures are fully implemented, whilst ensuring that young people and families receive a high quality service.
Practice an outward-facing approach to partnership working; understanding that the quality of relationships and reputation of management with peers and leaders throughout multi-agency partnerships and the community is an essential component of successful support to young people and their families.
- Deliver practice and operational leadership, which aligns with the Service-wide vision and objectives, driving change and constant improvement.
- Review service requirements, resolve problems and deal with complaints
- Lead on the development of specific policies and procedures to contribute to the continuous improvement in own work and thematic areas.
- Where relevant co-ordinate the work of a team, either formally or as part of a project to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered.
- Keep up to date with changes in relevant policy and legislation to ensure delivery in own work area is effective and complies with appropriate regulations/statutory guidance.
- Allocation of work coming into the service area and responsibility for monitoring the timely completion of recording, assessments and reports in line with statutory policies, procedures and practice guidance.
- To provide expert guidance and advice on youth justice and children’s social care to staff and stay up to date with legislation and policy changes.
- To represent the team at external meetings as required and chair planning, risk and practice Meetings internally.
- To have responsibility for ensuring that staff maintain adherence to both professional and National Standards. This will include quality assurance of work, auditing and professional supervision of staff members.
- To provide a key role in team development, both in terms of developing the team’s professional practice through staff training and support, but also in terms of the recruitment and retention of staff.
- To ensure that performance issues are dealt with appropriately in accordance with personnel policies and procedures.
- A Degree in social work (HCPC registered) or a Degree in Community Justice with Level 5 Diploma in Probation Studies. Alternatively, educated to degree level together with a Youth Justice professional certificate in Effective practice. Three years post qualifying experience is required and extensive line management experience in a youth justice setting.
- Substantial knowledge of current legislation, effective practice and safeguarding relating to youth justice.
- Sound understanding of operations management, the design and implementation of effective practice.
- Up to date professional and technical expertise in relation to youth offending.
- Detailed knowledge of the Youth Offending Information System (YOIS), Care Works databases other relevant data systems.
- Experience of supervising and managing staff in a relevant setting
- Ability to communicate effectively (English - verbally and written) and to create and maintain positive working relationships with children, young people, parents and a wide range of other professionals and agencies Inc. chairing meetings.
A current DBS is required for this role, which we can process for you, along with a relevant qualification - DipPS, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent of another Probation or Social Work related qualification.
If you would like to be considered for this position and have the relevant experience, then please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, if this role is not for you but you do know somebody who would be interested please refer them. We have a referral bonus scheme and will pay out £75 for any referrals who are not already known to us.
Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 7 working days, I am afraid your application has been unsuccessful.
Criminal Justice Skills is member of the Red Snapper Group
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The Red Snapper Recruitment Group is an equal opportunities employer.
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