Youth Justice Practitioner

Job details

General information



Closing Date


Service Area


Childrens Services

Service Area

Childrens Services

Vacancy Details


Social Care - Children's Social Care

Job Title

Youth Justice Practitioner



Salary Range (£ pro rata for part time roles)

BBU08 29,269 - 32,076

Contract Type

Full time permanent

Contract Hours


Job Advert

As Youth Justice Practitioner, you will act as the named person for the service user and other professionals and agencies. You will undertake assessments of young people to identify the factors that led to offending behaviour and to identify and implement plans, tasks and goals that will reduce the risk of reoffending.

You will understand and have some experience of the legal framework and service delivery issues in this area, and be able to employ a wide range of models of work with children, young people and their families/carers.

You will also have experience of assessment, planning, implementation of service provision and review, with the ability to produce evidence based quality assessments leading to targeted intervention plans.

The Council is committed to offering you a good work-life balance, which includes its flexitime and agile working arrangements, including working from home. The role is currently hybrid although there is an expectation of staff seeing children face to face.

You would work a 37-hour working week. We can also offer 27 days of annual leave (increasing to 32 days after 5 years’ service) plus bank holidays, compensated by a competitive salary and a generous pension scheme.

Please contact; Pat Jennings, Verity Gomes or Rachel Coulter on 01234 276400 for further discussions.


Closing date 28th February 2024 - Interviews to be held week commencing 11th March 2024. 


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If your application is successful you will be required to declare any spent and unspent convictions, adult cautions (simple or conditional) that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).


How to apply

Please upload a current CV and a document detailing how you meet the selection criteria for the role.  The selection criteria can be found in the job profile below.  Optional CV and selection criteria templates are provided below.  If you do not upload both documents the panel may be unable to score your application.



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Disabled applicants

Bedford Borough Council is  a Level 2 Disability Confident employer and guarantees to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role they are applying for.

Additional Vacancy Information

Allowance (pro rata for part time roles)


Work Pattern

Mon to Fri and occasional weekend work

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Vacancy Location


Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough Council Recruitment, Bedford


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Job Profile

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CV Template

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Selection Criteria Template

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