• Full Time
  • Permanent
  • London
  • 38,364 - 46,041 £ / Year

London Borough of Hounslow

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  • £38,364 – £46,041 a year

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability



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£38,364 – £46,041 per annum.


Permanent, Full-Time. 36 hours per week.

Date posted


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About Us At Hounslow

We’d love you to join us at the London Borough of Hounslow! Our people are deeply committed to providing excellent services to our residents, doing all we can to make lives as good as they can be.

We are an outstanding council, serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place and full of potential. We are stepping up for our residents like never before.

About our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We live by five core values: Lead with Heart, Do New, Pass on the Power, Harness the Mix and Be a Rock. All our work has equality, diversity and inclusion at its very heart, best articulated in “Harness the Mix”. It’s about breaking down barriers between our parts and people and unlocking the problem-solving power of our amazing mix of minds. We serve a diverse community, we have a diverse workforce and we are committed to being an inclusive employer.

We work hard to create representation across our workforce and leadership community, we have thriving employee network groups and our learning and development programmes help us lead, model and breathe ways of working that eliminate inequality, inequity, injustice and bias.

As part of this and under our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer, we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates. There’s space for you to tell us what you need within our application form.
Our Benefits
If you join us, you’ll have access to a range of employee benefits. Read more about these here.
About The Role
Youth Justice Officers play a key role within Hounslow Youth Justice Service, with the successful applicants able to contribute their ideas and experience to shape the work undertaken with children. You will be an experienced Youth Justice worker who is passionate about working with and making a difference for the diverse community of children and young people in Hounslow. You’ll have a strong understanding of effective practice and always take a Child First approach and trauma informed approach, whether this undertaking prevention work, carrying out assessments, presenting at panels, writing reports for courts or the community panel, planning and then delivering interventions.

Working with children, communities and families is never a 9-5 job, and the post requires the ability to work flexibly, including some evenings and occasional weekends. In return we can offer the successful applicants a competitive salary, a strong support network, professional training opportunities, the ability to work creatively and to make a REAL difference to those who live in Hounslow.

About The Team You’ll Be Working In

The aim of the Youth Justice Service (YJS) is to prevent offending by children and young people. The Team is made up of multi-agency professionals from the Police, the Probation Service, Education and Health Service. The Youth Justice Service works to both prevent children becoming involved in offending and children who have offended; the Team undertake assessments to better understand the reasons for each child’s behaviour and the level of risk of each child’s risk of reoffending, risk to others and a child’s own safety and well-being. The team works closely with Youth and Crown Courts providing direct support to magistrates and judges Court Duty and providing Pre-Sentence Reports to help magistrates and judges decide on the appropriate outcomes for children. The Team provides individual and groupwork interventions to children on Out of Court Disposals, on court bail, Community and Custodial Sentences.
The Youth Justice Service is co-located with other Teams undertaking work with adolescents, enabling close, collaborative work to be undertaken.

Role Profile

The key responsibilities of the role of Youth Justice Worker are:
  • To have a good knowledge of child and adolescent development, the factors that place children at risk of offending and evidence-based practice that leads to good outcomes for children, families and the community.
  • Able to take a Child First, developmental approach which takes account of disproportionality, trauma and the diverse needs of children in Hounslow.
  • Able to write reports and develop intervention plans, based on your robust assessments, deliver effective strength-based interventions and respond to rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Have an understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, anti-discriminatory practice and able to put this into practice in the context of this post.
  • Able to contribute to your own and the Service’s development, by working positively with colleagues in the Service and across organisations to ensure joined-up, consistent practice, whilst looking for opportunities to improve outcomes for children and families.
About You
We are looking for individuals who:
  • Have a recognised qualification relevant to Youth Justice work.
  • Have experience of working with children who offend or may be at risk of offending.
  • Understands the importance of prevention and desistance.
  • Has a Child First approach to their work.
  • Can form and sustain professional relationships.
If the points below resonate with you, we’d love you to put in an application:
  • You want to make a difference to the lives of children.
  • You are inventive and creative.
  • A self-starter who can work independently.
  • You get things done.


Essential for The Role:


Enhanced DBS
Read more about the work you’ll be doing in the Role Profile.
When Interviews Will Be Held And Who To Contact
The key information you need about the role should be in the role profile, but if you have any further questions about the role, please contact:

Email: Richard.Kashman@Hounslow.gov.uk

Telephone: 07811 240585
Email: Kishver.Mirza@Hounslow.gov.uk
Telephone: 07960 084932
Interviews for this job will be held during week commencing 17th June 2024.

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