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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/06/2021.

Youth Offending Service Practitioner / Nurse

Job Reference: 449-CS929

Solent NHS Trust
£31,365, £37,890 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Are you an Allied Health Professional, Nurse or Social Worker looking for a new challenge?

Southampton CAMHS have an opportunity for a CAMHS Practitioner / Nurse to join us working with our Youth Offending Service.

You will be working alongside an established CAMHS / YOS team at an important time in our development.

Southampton Youth Offending Service (SYOS based at Church View – 28-29 St Marys Street, Southampton, SO14 1AT) works with children from as young as 10 up to 18 years of age, that break the law. These children could have been sentenced by a court, or have come to the attention of the police but not been charged. In this case they would have their offending dealt with out of court.

The SYOS works with all these young people and their victims, to try to help them live better lives, ultimately stay away from crime and attempt to provide both child and victim with a satisfactory restorative activity as part of intervention planning. With this in mind the SYOS:

  1. Facilitates Appropriate Adult assistance with children at police stations
  2. Provide support at court for both the court itself and children attending
  3. Supervise young people on a community sentence or out of court disposal
  4. Keep in contact with young people while they’re in custody and help them settle back in the community when they leave
  5. Deliver interventions to help young people make different life choices.

YOTs are statutory partnerships, that is, they must work together by law, and they are multi-disciplinary, so they can deal with the needs of the whole child. They are required to have staff from local authority social care and education services, the police, the National Probation Service and local health services working together to help these children. The service locally is hosted by the local authority. Governance arrangements come courtesy of the local disciplinary Management Board and assisted by the SYOS management team.

SYOS work is governed and shaped by a range of legislation and guidance specific to the youth justice sector (such as the National Standards for Youth Justice) or else applicable across the criminal justice sector (for example Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements guidance).

There is no referral process. There are 2 routes into the YOS:

  • Referral to pre Court Joint Decision Making panel by police
  • Imposition of statutory community or custodial sentence by the Youth or Crown Court

The Diversion Pathway into the SYOS at Out of Court Disposal stage is currently under review following publication of new National Standards in 2019. Robust integrated C&F and SYOS assessment, planning and intervention is assisted by a comprehensive Joint C&F/SYOS Working Agreement- last updated in 2019 detailing roles and responsibilities of respective services.

Workers should be aware of the relevant legislation contained in the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act and how this impacts upon their own team’s practice.

Cases will normally be situated at either Level 3 or Level 4.

The YOS oversees the contract for Appropriate Adults for young people in custody but does not provide the resource ‘in house’

If you wish to have an informal conversation regarding the post please contact Natascha Eden on 023 8103 0061

Appointment to the post will be through application, assessment and competency based interview process to be held on a date to be confirmed.


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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