youth offending team worker


Youth offending team workers support young offenders by preventing them from reoffending, counselling them for behavioural changes, referring them to agencies that provide housing, helping them back into education, involving them in constructive activities, visiting them when located in secure institutions and assessing future risks.

Alternative label

  • youth resettlement officer

  • youth offending team officer

  • youth justice worker

  • youth offender team worker

  • youth offender social worker

  • juvenile probation officer

  • youth resettlement worker

  • youth offending team leader

  • juvenile probation social worker

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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