Youth Justice Practice Manager
East Riding Of Yorkshire
£46,548 per year (ERYC Grade 11 includes salary supplement)
28th Sep, 2023
Job description

We are seeking to recruit an energetic, enthusiastic, and highly motivated Youth Justice Service Practice Manager to lead on our diversion work. The diversion team ensures that children are diverted away from the formal criminal justice system and a child first ethos is embedded into all support given to children who are referred to the service. The team work on a strength-based approach with children to support them with their identified needs and future aspirations.

As an operational manager you will be overseeing the diversion work and working in collaboration with the Police and partner agencies to ensure the most suitable outcomes are given to children who are referred to the service. You will support and manage a team of practitioners offering regular supervision whilst providing oversight of risk and decision making.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Worked in criminal justice/statutory childcare setting.

  • Experience of working with children and families.

  • Experience of Court work.

  • A Social Work Qualification (Dip, BA, MA etc.) or equivalent related degree such as criminology, psychology or probation qualifications.

  • Experience of staff supervision/management is desirable.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Children’s Services have been rated GOOD by Ofsted following our recent ILACS inspection. Since the last inspection in 2019, the leadership team has made significant and sustained changes in all the practice and leadership areas identified for improvement. Through extensive engagement with external partners and scrutineers, the improvements in the service mean that children and young people in the East Riding receive a timely and effective response and intervention when they need it.

Senior leaders and councillors are clear about what their strengths are and what still needs to be improved in service delivery, and their self-evaluation is accurate. They have ambitious plans and have secured significant investment to develop their services further as part of their continuous improvement journey. Senior leaders lead by example, and this has supported practitioners to embed the relational model of practice with the families they work with.

The ethos of the team is “child first” and all staff have been trained in trauma informed practice.

This post is also subject to Police Vetting.

The right candidate

We are looking for an energetic, creative and enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate an ambitious approach in making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.

You will work relationally and understand the value in establishing positive relationships with our children, young people, families, and colleagues within CYPSSS.

You will be able to demonstrate a high level of motivation and the ability to work independently, with skills in working within timescales and with conflicting priorities.

Why work for East Riding?

We really value our staff, and it is our fundamental belief that our staff are the most important asset in fulfilling our responsibility to provide a quality service to children, young people and their families.

Benefits of working within CYPSSS include:

  • Regular reflective supervision with a focus on your wellbeing, your development, and what is working well.

  • Flexible working options.

  • Christmas to New Year shut down – working arrangements are on a rota basis with additional time paid or time off in lieu.

  • Strong management support at all levels.

  • A service wide commitment to celebrating best practice and practice strengths.

  • A service wide commitment to promoting wellbeing and support.

Take a look at our recruitment web pages and our Children’s Social Care information page for a full range of benefits and support.

Our model of practice

Stronger Together: ‘You can, I can, We can’

We have created a bespoke practice model that reflects and connects our vision, our value base and our behaviour as one East Riding of Yorkshire approach to working with children, young people and their families, which is nurtured and grown from within East Riding of Yorkshire CYPSSS and owned by our workforce.

Our Stronger Together approach is strengths based, solution-focussed, and relational recognising that the very best work with families takes place within the context of excellent, collaborative relationships.

Other important information

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.

This post attracts a market supplement of £8,253 which will be reviewed as part of the East Riding pay and reward review.

These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

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