Research Assistant

Details

1034320
University of Surrey
21/01/2022
Ongoing
Please see advert
Not Applicable
 

Pay

£17.28
£2.26
 

Description

Working in partnership with two Youth Offending Services (YOS) areas in the South East of England, this project will be an action-based study to develop and implement parenting models with practitioners currently working with children and their parents/caregivers.
The aims for this project will be as follows:

Aims of the project:
1) To highlight best practice examples in helping to improve engagement between Youth Justice System and the families of young people subject to court-based penalties (e.g. community penalties, custody).

2) To identify the challenges practitioners face in supporting the engagement with children and their families.

3) To explore parental expectations regarding Youth Offending Service interventions; and to examine the barriers which may exist in developing relationships with these services.

4) To implement models to support practitioner-parenting engagement.

Main responsibilities include:
We would like to ideally recruit someone who is currently studying for a Masters or PhD in Social Sciences preferably Criminology and Sociology.
• Recruiting participants both children/young people and their parents/caregivers from a youth offending service settings.
• Conducting interviews with all participants.
• Assist with the evaluation process.
• You will need to be able to travel Reading and Croydon.
• Undertake some administration duties including minute taking for meetings and delivery of workshops.

We would like to ideally recruit someone who is currently studying for a Masters or PhD in Social Sciences preferably Criminology and Sociology.
University of Surrey
• The researcher will be working with confidential data.
• Working with young people under aged 18 years old.
• You need to be DBS cleared by the University.
• The researcher will be speaking with participants about sensitive issues.