Youth Offending Team

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(Internal Only) Social Worker x2, Ref: 50021278

County Hall

Grade 10, £31,094.00 To £33,790.00 per annum plus a market supplement of £1,500 to £4,050 per annum

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50021278

Closing Date: 09/12/2021

Hours: 37 Hours Per Week

Contract Type: Permanent 


The Youth Offending Team is a multi-disciplinary team which works with children and young people aged 10 -17 years old who have offended and are made subject to a range of community and custodial disposals. The purpose of this job is to:
  • Provide high quality and effective social work practices (within a youth justice setting) to respond to the needs of children, young people, their families and carers in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines.
  • Assess, plan, deliver, review and enforce statutory and no-statutory interventions with children and young people to reduce their risk of re-offending, harm and vulnerability, with particular responsibility for those involved with Social Care (Children At Risk, Children In Need, Children in Care).
  • As a YOT Case Manager, be responsible for a generic caseload comprising children and young people who require Standard, Enhanced and Intensive delivery of statutory and non-statutory disposals.
  • Undertake Office and Court duties alongside Case Management responsibilities to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Mark Rodwell on: 01983 821000.


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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.


We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.