As a youth justice worker you’ll be trained for every situation. Whatever the challenge, you’ll have the support you need from your team to make a difference every day.
When you start your training you’ll be paid your full wage from day one.
You’ll begin your career with 9 weeks of training, specialising in working with children and young people in custody.
This training ensures you’re fully equipped and ready to start work at your youth offending institution.
- how to de-escalate situations, and if necessary, safely restrain children and young people using Managing and Minimising Physical Restraint (MMPR) techniques
- all aspects of working in youth custody, from security to policy
- practical skills – whether that be locking doors or de-escalating an incident
- youth specific interventions including motivational interviewing, restorative justice and trauma-informed approaches so you can use them confidently
Training is likely to take place away from your home, unless you have a training centre near you. You’ll get full pay and expenses.
You’ll also get ongoing training and development in specialist skills such as child protection and safeguarding.