Website Ministry of Justice
The Youth Custody Service is transforming its workforce and we want you to help us on this journey. The youth justice worker role is a based on the prison officer role, but specific to working in youth custody. It will be a driving force for changing the way children and young people are cared for in custody.
You’ll get training and development to ensure you have a clear understanding of the individual circumstances for young people in custody, and how your reactions in complex or dynamic situations are key to ensuring these children are helped to build better lives. We are looking for people who have a special talent in helping young people.
You will be responsible for ensuring the security and safety of children and supporting them day-to-day in a custodial environment. You will support young people who may have committed serious crimes, grown up in difficult settings or have mental health concerns. These individuals will test boundaries at every level, but also have a huge potential for change.
- care and understanding
- be at least 18 years old
- be able to speak with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh
- good communication and influencing skills
- have a suitable standard of hearing (without the use of hearing aids)
- effective decision-making
- have the right to work in the UK
- be reasonably fit and have good eyesight in both eyes
- commitment to quality
Company: Ministry of Justice
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
Application Deadline: N/A