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SYJS Reparation Coordinator

Suffolk County Council
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09 July 2021 11:30 PM
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  • £20,903 - £23,541 pro rata for part time
  • 30 hours per week
  • Permanent

We are committed to flexible working. To view the types of flexible or part time working available for this role, please see the Job and Person Profile.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk Youth Justice Service as a Reparation Practitioner working from our team in Ipswich. Do you have recent experience of working with children and young people? Would you like to work in an incredibly varied, challenging and rewarding role?

We are seeking an ambitious, skilled and motivated individual to support the delivery of reparation and unpaid work with children and young people engaged with Suffolk Youth Justice Service.

Your role

You will:

  • be required to deliver direct face to face, group or remote online support to young people open to the Youth Justice Service
  • work around the harm that has been caused to others, giving young people the opportunity to make amends for their actions by carrying out practical tasks that either benefit victims directly or the community as a whole
  • work to deliver key restorative and motivational approaches
  • support case management work of others within the service with the aim of driving up standards linked to assessment, planning and interventions for young people and their families.

Your responsibilities

As a Reparation Coordinator with SYJS you will support young people through the process of reparation and unpaid work activity, which includes accredited learning, to develop an understanding of the impact of their offending behaviour, on themselves, victims and the public and restorative approaches.

You will work to establish and develop restorative projects suitable for work to be undertaken as reparation or unpaid work, taking account of the public's views and working with other agencies within the local voluntary, community and commercial sector.

You will need:

  • experience of working with children and young people involved in or at risk of offending and knowledge of key issues faced by the young people today
  • knowledge or experience of youth work and the Criminal Justice System
  • knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, processes and procedures
  • excellent skills in engaging and communicating with children and young people, their families and professionals
  • understanding and commitment to restorative approaches
  • a can-do approach to overcoming barriers, a commitment to working collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • ability to assess risks in working with young people and their families
  • an understanding of multi-agency work and the roles of these disciplines
  • excellent computer skills and ability to communicate using a variety of methods and platforms.

The team

The Suffolk Youth Justice Service (SYJS) works with children and young people who are in, or on the edge of, the Youth Justice System. The service also works with parents and carers and the victims of youth crime. SYJS is a multi-agency partnership hosted by Suffolk County Council and promotes a culture of creativity and collaboration across the service.

We will offer you:

  • access to high-quality training, professional development, and career progression
  • regular and reflective supervision and PDR processes.

Travelling requirements for your role

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion about this role, please email Alison Coleby: alison.coleby@suffolk.gov.uk

For more information and to apply for this role, please follow this link.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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