Isle of Wight Council

Youth Offending Team

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Youth Offending Team Social Worker

County Hall, Newport , Isle of Wight

Grade 10 £31,639.00 to £34,382.00 per annum

Contact: For an information discussion please contact Ruth Hayles on 01983 823011.

Vacancy Reference: 50021278

Closing Date: 09/08/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week


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


Must hold a Social Work Qualification e.g., DIPSW, CQSW and current registration with SWE.


For an information discussion please contact Ruth Hayles on 01983 823011.


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A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.


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.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at 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.

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.  

Closing date: 09.08.2022. Interview date: 17.08.2022