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About the job

Salary: £28,785 - £31,371 a year
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

Are you looking for a career working within the Youth Offending Service assisting children, young people and families in Luton? If so, this is the career for you.

As a Bail & Triage Supervision Officer, you will undertake assessments of, construct & implement interventions with children, young people and families. Work in conjunction with the Police and CPS to operate a triage assessment process in police custody and complete early help assessments to assist with the decision making process of out of court disposals.

In this vital role, you will prepare reports for courts and with children & young people remanded to local authority accommodation/secure estate or subject to bail supervision programmes and court orders, monitor adherence to such programmes in order to reduce the risk of offending, re-offending and/or harm to themselves or to the public.

You will also participate in a rota to ensure all children and young people entering Luton police custody are rapidly assessed to ensure that they are dealt with swiftly and effectively including participating in joint decision making between police and the Crown Prosecution Service in line with agency policy and legal requirements.

About you

This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

Our ideal candidate must have some knowledge of current legislation and issues relating to children, young people & families including children/young people who offend eg: Children Act, various criminal justice.

Excellent communication skills are vital for the role as you will have 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. You must be educated to a relevant professional or degree level qualification (NVQ 4) associated with one of the partner agencies.

So, if you think you could become an asset to the team, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child and/or vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing