Youth Justice Prevention Worker
£31,099 - £33,820
50135140 / 513882
22nd Apr, 2023
Job description

Barnsley Youth Justice Service is a high performing service that is proud of the innovative and reflective approach it takes to:


·         Reducing reoffending

·         Diverting children from the criminal justice system

·         Protecting the public and victims

·         Making Barnsley a safe place to live


The Youth Justice Service works with children aged 10-17 who have been referred by the Police or Courts.

We are a small team that seeks excellence in practice from each other as we share a collective belief that change can be achieved if professionals work with children and families together for shared outcomes.


The Youth Justice service has received some additional funding from the Ministry of Justice ‘Turnaround Programme’ to be able to deliver a preventative model and target children and families that are at risk of entering the Criminal Justice system.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team working with children and families in their communities to prevent further offending.


Working alongside a small and highly skilled team of peers in this role has a broad portfolio of responsibility. The role will carry a caseload and be part of a team that develop and deliver programmes of activity to reduce risk and ensure that children desist from further offending


You will need to have good interpersonal skills and have previous experience of working with children and young people.


We seek applications from candidates who thrive in highly pressured and challenging environments, who have significant experience of working with children, young people and families in a collaborative, restorative child friendly way.


If you have the required competency and dynamism to successfully undertake this role, we would be keen to receive your application.

Should you wish to clarify any information relating to this position, please contact Operational Manager Paula Casson on 07786 525792 or email [email protected]

Shortlisting will be the 2nd May, interviews will be the 16th/17th May


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