Support a reduction in the number of children and young people entering the youth justice system by enabling a system to address the offending behaviour, satisfy the needs of the victim and prevent reoffending. Develop and maintain productive working relationships with partner agencies in order to effectively deliver the force youth justice objectives. Provide specialist advice, guidance and information sharing to support the YOS approach to reducing and preventing crime by children and young people in line with the Crime & Disorder Act 1998.
Gather and share intelligence and information in the YOS and recorded in Police Information Systems, identifying risk levels to assist in preventing offending.
Ensure referrals are completed accurately and efficiently to partner agencies where early intervention or safeguarding concerns are identified.
Assist with and identify those in need of early intervention via out of court disposals cases ensuring that appropriate referral and intervention is offered to reduce risk of future offending. Complete referrals to other agencies where early intervention and safeguarding concerns are identified.
Arranges and maintains records with regard to the youth caution panels to enable the youth justice team (YJT) officer to administer a caution to the young person, ensuring that these are captured and updated on Athena.
Work closely with the CYP officers to ensure policing tasks are appropriately allocated, ensuring a cohesive service provision and multi-agency approach undertaken to secure best outcome for the young people involved.
Develop and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues within Essex, Southend and Thurrock Youth Offending Teams and their extended teams, e.g. Early Help & Prevention, Sharing and obtaining all necessary information to assist in reaching an informed decision on the most appropriate outcome for children & young people that have committed an offence(s). This will include working with partners to reach a joint decision, ensuring that the appropriate level of support is offered to the young person and their family/ guardians to prevent further offending.
Provide details of offending history and relevant intelligence and information from police information systems to assist the multi-agency assessment of young people, referred to Youth Offending Team through all official channels, in order to contribute to police knowledge, experience and expertise.
Obtain information and negotiate with key partners and stakeholders in order to decide how a child or young person will be dealt with, in line with charging disposal options. Support the non-court disposal procedures to ensure that relevant and timely information is supplied to Youth Offending Teams in order that they can undertake assessments, home visits and relevant intervention programmes.
Assist across the Youth Offending Team caseload by giving support, advice and information to police colleagues and case managers in order to secure compliance with statutory orders. Submit details of any relevant intelligence gathered via the approved intelligence process to ensure police systems are accurately maintained.
Participate in regular liaison with internal and external teams to ensure that relevant information is gathered / shared and planned actions are undertaken.
Review all youth investigations managed by the Youth Justice Team prior to referral to the multi-agency youth justice panel process and provide advice to officers on what actions they need to undertake to ensure the best outcome for the case in line with the Essex police model.
The post holder will possess a comprehensive working knowledge of the youth justice legislation, knowledge of case precedents, national and local police policies, working practices and procedures. In addition an enquiring and investigative mind and a high level of interpretative and analytical skills are essential to effectively deliver in this role. They will also need knowledge of Essex police force procedures relating to youth out of court disposals in order to review the quality and evidential content of ATHENA files submitted to ensure all disposal options are considered in order to provide the most suitable outcome for the individual.
The Youth Justice Team Coordinator will have exceptional report writing, communication skills and the ability to summarise cases and legal precedents concisely. They will also need excellent interpersonal skills and be confident and competent to work with partner agencies. They must be confident in presenting information to a panel made up of partner agencies and ensure all information/intelligence is gathered from external partners prior to a disposal decision being made.
Additionally the post holder will be methodical, flexible, possess good organisational skills. A high degree of confidentiality, integrity and discretion is required as the work can be of a highly confidential and operationally sensitive nature.
Analyse critically (level 1)
I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (level 1)
I work cooperatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues. I am approachable, and explain things well so that I generate a common understanding. I take the time to get to know others and their perspective in order to build rapport. I treat people with respect as individuals and address their specific needs and concerns. I am open and transparent in my relationships with others. I ensure I am clear and appropriate in my communications.
Deliver, support and inspire (level 1)
I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.
Emotionally aware (level 1)
I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.
Innovative and open-minded (level 1)
I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.
Take ownership (level 1)
I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public service (accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.
Community Partnerships (Level 3)
Work with the community partners and other agencies to solve community problems in accordance with the relevant legislation policy procedures and partnership agreements. Example: Take positive steps to develop and maintain your awareness of community issues. Respond positively to community members who identify problems. Record and take appropriate action to deal with the issues raised. Obtain information and intelligence from the community, partners and other agencies. Use analysis of information and intelligence to identify the causes and effects of the problems. Develop partnership solutions, in consultation with the community and other agencies. Take action to implement solutions, with the assistance of police departments and partners, having obtained the appropriate authority. Continually monitor the effectiveness of the partnership strategy. Provide feedback to appropriate police personnel and partners.
Customer Services (Level 4)
Able to identify and interpret more complex problems affecting customers. Suggests improvements in customer services and generates solutions on behalf of customers, taking the necessary action to deliver these solutions. Regularly provides enhanced and high level customer service. Demonstrates the ability to select information for communication to customers and improve the flow of information between the organisation and customers. Actively seeks opportunities for improving working relationships.
Health and Safety (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues affecting the current role and working environment. Takes responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others. Aware of hazards and reports problems identified to line manager. Understands and minimises the physical risk of injury through the use of proper manual handling procedures.
Information Management and Technology (Level 5)
Can retrieve information from computer searches across data source boundaries e.g. across a number of data sources, across county. Can analyse and compare data from such searches. Understands significance of findings and can provide guidance on the reliability of forecasts resulting from data analysis. Can monitor data quality in the work of others, and may manage the impact of data quality issues.
Knowledge of Police Environment & Policy (Level 4)
Displays a general appreciation of changes affecting the police service. Understands the inter-relationships between the roles of the various Operational and Support activities, and how organisation structures and police systems work. Possesses a detailed understanding of working procedures, practices and policies relevant to the current role and the roles of subordinates and ensures that these are followed at all times. Is clear about Force goals and effectively contributes to local business plan objectives.
Management of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 4)
Full compliance with Level 3. Has successfully completed all standard relevant Information Management and Security training package(s). Accurate use of Government Security Classification (GSC). Ensures physical and digital records are stored with appropriate security relevant to the sensitivity of the documents and has working understanding of appropriate National Retention Schedules. Is able to quality assure own records management processes as well as those of any staff for whom they have supervisory responsibility. Is aware of where to seek further support in relation to Records management within force when necessary. If nominated as an Information Asset Assistant is familiar with the NPCC Information Asset Owners Handbook.
Risk Management (Level 3)
Demonstrates an awareness of personal risk management issues, challenges or difficulties likely to affect the post holder in the execution of their duties. Able to anticipate risks likely to affect their work and knows how to communicate the likelihood and possible impacts of such events to line managers or supervisors.