Cheshire West, Halton and Warrington Youth Offending Service are currently looking for volunteers representing Cheshire's diverse community to sit on Youth Offender Panels.
How the role works:
As part of the Panel, in a group setting, you will meet with young people who have committed an offence, as well as their families and possibly the victims of their crimes. You will talk about the offence, the experience of the victim and the issues faced by the young person. An intervention contract is then drawn up between the young person and the Panel for the Youth Offending Team to deliver. Read the Referral Order Report (produced by the YOS Case Manager) Taking into consideration the report and collectively draw up a contract for the Young Person to work on for 3 months. In 3 months time - review with the same people the progress that has been made. In 6-9 months time - review and/or sign off the order.
A rewarding opportunity:
This is a rewarding opportunity in helping young people turn their lives around and stop them reoffending in the future.
- You will receive full training for this role
- Ongoing training and supervision
- You must be over 18 and able to commit for a minimum of 1 year
- Be able to commit to 3-6 hours per month, however we can use volunteers everyday
What we are looking for:
- Child Focused
- Good Communication skills - Age appropriate language - encouraging
- Work to the YOS Policies and Procedures
- Able to work independently, but not in isolation (sharing concerns, ideas and practice).
It is important that our volunteers are from the local community and are a cross section of that community. Training will be provided. A volunteers information pack will be sent out. Once returned if successful, will be invited for interview.
A completed DBS check will be required