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Adolescents Worker - Youth Justice Service

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

Northumberland Adolescent Service (NAS) 


Northumberland County Council have an exciting opportunity within Northumberland Adolescent Service, we are looking for a creative and passionate individual who wants to work with young people and their families making a different to their lives.  


Northumberland Adolescent Service (NAS) is a multi-disciplinary service committed to placing children and young people at the heart of all we do and aim to provide a quality service that provides positive outcomes.  The service is county wide and supports young people who are cared for, care leavers, 16+ who are homeless as well as those young people are open to the youth criminal justice system, on the cusp of offending or have substance misuse needs.   


Are you the right person to help us to develop a brighter future for our young people, please see below the current opportunities available within the service:  



Band 7 Adolescents Worker (Youth Justice Service) 


We are seeking to appoint  an experienced, enthusiastic  and committed individual to join our Youth Justice Service to support young people and victims of crime within the out of court and court arena. This role involves completing comprehensive assessments with young people and supporting the delivery of interventions directed by court or through our out of court panel. 


We firmly value the participation and voice of the child through all areas of Northumberland Adolescent Service (NAS). As part of this role the successful candidate will have a lead within the Youth Justice Service to support and promote young people’s participation within the team, using their skills to gather and analyse feedback from young people that shapes future service development. 


For an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Elliott, YJS Team Manager – 


Closing date:                Monday 19th February 2024             

Shortlisting date:            Thursday 22nd February 2024 

NAS Virtual Presentation date:    Friday 1st March 2024 at 2.00pm 

Interview date:                The morning of Wednesday 6th March 2024 



Why choose us? 
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) - up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality  

Further information 
For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    
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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930
Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.


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