Probation Officer

Basic Overview
Salary: £23.37/hour
Job Type: Full Time / Temporary
Minimum Salary: 23.37
Maximum Salary: 23.37
Job Location: Newham, London

Probation Officer:

We have a new role based within Beckton for a Probation Officer to work with the local council.


* Experience of working with diverse communities including promoting equality and valuing diversity

* Experience of working with individuals and groups in order to motivate change

* Knowledge and understanding of the work of the Youth Justice Service (YJS)

* Contribute to the provision of high quality YJS court/interventions services including attending and representing the YJS at both Youth/Crown Court and undertaking bail and remand assessments as required.

* Fulfil a comprehensive range of case management responsibilities for predominantly high and medium risk children including those children subject to ISS, in a custodial setting/subject to custodial licence to the standards identified by the YJB and the YJS Management Board.

* Devise and deliver a range of YJS interventions – including both individual and group work programmes – and be responsible for the enforcement of orders where children fail to comply (breach).; make necessary referrals to support agencies to ensure effective resettlement from custody to the community

* Be responsible for the accurate and up to date maintenance of records and files in accordance with Youth Offending Service procedures and Data Protection legislation using the dedicated YOT databases and associated recording procedures.

* Relevant knowledge of relevant legislation and National Standards

* Knowledge of evidence based practice and risk/needs assessment tools

* Experience of writing complex and formal reports for a variety of audiences including PSR, Same Day Reports, Stand Down and Referral Order Panel

The post holder will undertake the full range of offender management tasks with offenders under supervision including assessment, sentence implementation and producing reports; utilising service procedures and practice directions to underpin professional judgement.

To assess and manage the risk posed by offenders to protect victims of crime and the general the public by:

 Providing information and advice to criminal courts, other criminal justice agencies and partner organisations

 Supervise offenders subject to community orders and licences and during custodial sentences

 Contribute to the management of risk

 Work with other agencies and groups to prevent crime and meet the needs of victims and offenders in line with NPS policies and procedures, the job holder must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they undertake.

The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.

Temporary Role: 3 months with likely extension

Full Time: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Location: Beckton

Rate: £23.37 per hour PAYE / £29.27 per hour Umbrella

You must hold a Probation Officer qualification or be a qualified Probation Officer.

In addition, successful candidates must hold the following:

ESSENTIAL Qualifications

PQF Honours Degree/Graduate Diploma and Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice; or Diploma in Probation Studies; or Diploma in Social Work (Probation option); or CQSW (Probation option)

ESSENTIAL Experience

 Experience of working with a wide variety of people who have experienced a range of social/personal difficulties.

 Experience of working with diverse communities including promoting equality and valuing diversity.

 An understanding and appreciation of equality

 Experience of working with individuals and groups in order to motivate and change offending behaviour.

 Knowledge and understanding of the work of the Criminal Justice System and the Probation Service.

 A working knowledge of relevant legislation and National Standards.

 Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice and risk/needs assessment tools.

 Experience of working with people who have committed offences.

Full job description can be provided upon request.

Please apply now.

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