Court Case Manager
Are you able to support young people and their families in a crisis? Do you have experience of working in a youth criminal court setting?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
Wandsworth Youth Justice Service (YJS) are looking to recruit a Court Case Manager on a permanent basis to join our amazing team and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children and families Wandsworth!
About the service
The YJS places the well-being of children & young people at the centre and works hard to help them realise their potential to become accomplished adults.
We use the skills of a multi-disciplinary team to support children and their families to address issues that may be causing them difficulties. The YJS is a high performing team that obtained a rating of GOOD (with Outstanding features) in its 2018 HMIP inspection.
About the role
We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and effective Court Case Manager who is experienced in Youth Court practices related to pre-sentence reporting, sentencing and breaches.
You will need experience of working with children displaying offending, high risk or vulnerable behaviour. You will need to work from ‘child first’’ approach that promotes diversity, whilst being able to recognise and challenge factors leading to discrimination, disproportionality and safeguarding concerns such as child criminal exploitation.
The Court Case Manager will be the lead officer representing the Youth Justice Service at its local Youth Court and other courts where Wandsworth residing young people may be appearing for sentencing, bail or remand.
Having attention to detail, the post holder will be able to check the accuracy of information received, be able anticipate the objections to or refusal of bail, be able to assess risk and how these can be sufficiently reduced by appropriate bail conditions. You will also have limited case holding responsibilities.
In addition to the above, to be shortlisted for interview your CV and Personal Statement will demonstrate:
- A professional qualification in Social Work or Probation with at least two years post qualifying experience.
- Knowledge of Criminal Justice Legislation and be committed to meeting the aims and objectives of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998, the Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
- Recent experience of undertaking assessments & working directly with parents/carers using trauma informed and systemic approach to inform your practice.
- An ability to demonstrate commitment to the Council’s Equal Opportunity Policy
- Effective written and verbal communication skills; good IT skills
- The ability to work flexibly as some evenings will be required
For an informal discussion, please contact Paulette Edwards on Paulette.Edwards@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
- Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 11th December 2022
- Shortlisting date: Week commencing 12th December 2022
- Interview date: Week commencing 19th December 2022
Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
How to apply?
To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profile located at the bottom
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