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Social Worker (Youth Offending Team) HCC21192

Job Details:


Salary Range:  £32,752- £36,862 per annum
Market Supplement: £1,400 per annum
Work Location: Hampshire House, Eastleigh
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date: 29 January 2020
Contact details for an informal discussion: Paul Briggs, Team Manager on 02380 498919 or 07551 152769

Be a Social Worker for Hampshire County Council and practice in an Outstanding Authority


We are seeking experienced and passionate Social Workers to join our successful Youth Offending Team to work with young people, aged 10 to 17, who have become involved with the criminal justice system, either through statutory court orders or via the administration out of court disposals. 

Based in Eastleigh, our Youth Offending Team aim to maximise the potential of every child and young person, delivering quality assessments and interventions to prevent offending and promote the confidence and safety of our local communities. 

Using your professional knowledge and experience you’ll make assessments and decisions about the most appropriate interventions. Applying your significant Social Work experience and excellent communication skills you’ll establish and maintain relationships with service users and other agencies to ensure services meet identified needs.

You’ll be committed to facilitating effective multi-agency solutions to ensure positive and sustainable outcomes. Using best practice, you’ll strive to provide the best outcomes for children. Most importantly however, you’ll have a passion for supporting children and families to ensure that they thrive and flourish.


Your Responsibilities:


  • Using skills, knowledge, and experience to make full assessment of risks protection and social care needs.
  • Managing an agreed case load.
  • Using specialist communication skills to achieve optimum outcomes for service users.
  • Devising individual care plans, taking account of diversity and promoting dignity and empowerment.
  • Offering advice and support to unqualified staff and students to assist development.
  • Working with other agencies and stakeholders to develop partnerships and to undertake joint assessments where appropriate.
You'll need to be:


  • A qualified Social Worker registered with HCPC.
  • Experienced in working with children and families including those from vulnerable groups.
  • Experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary, interagency basis.
  • Creative, flexible and forward thinking in your approach.
  • Knowledgeable of Child Protection legislation and understand of child protection issues.
  • Constantly striving for continuous improvement to provide the best outcomes for children.
  • Able to use your excellent mediation and negotiation skill on behalf of service users.

Find out more about Hampshire Children's Services Social Work Careers

What we will do for you:


Our Social Workers are an asset to us, and we encourage our workforce to be creative and autonomous, while enabling them to work flexibly. We are committed to providing regular, reflective and effective supervision to support you, while ensuring you also have the working conditions you need for good practice to flourish.

We will:



  • Provide you with a hybrid tablet device, so you can work more effectively and flexibly.
  • Provide five personal development days per annum.
  • Provide flexible working options to fit around today’s lifestyles.
  • Ensure you have ample progression opportunities.
  • Assist with relocation by offering up to £8,500 for experienced social workers wanting to move to Hampshire (subject to management approval).


Find out more about the benefits we can offer you.

Working Conditions:


  • Display screen equipment user.
  • Working with children and people with special needs.
  • Potential exposure to verbal abuse and/or aggression. 
  • Lone working.
  • Driving own vehicle for work purposes, where applicable.
Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such please note, we will take up references prior to interview.


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.


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