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BANES- Bath and North East Somerset
Bath 11.12 miles
£26,500 per year
Page 2 of 4
Bristol, Bristol City
£26,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Caseworker

Region: Bristol

Reports to: Training and Delivery Director (TDD)

Responsible for: N/A

Job Description

You will be responsible for managing a caseload of 18-30-year-old young male participants who have been to prison or are at risk of going to prison, supporting them through the innovative Key4Life 7-step programme. You will use all your local Bristol, North Somerset and BAME community knowledge, business connections and agency networks to create real practical opportunities for these men to thrive.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Essential:

  • Relevant level 3 or 4 qualification in youth work, social work, health and wellbeing or similar

Desirable:

  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Counselling
  • NLP
  • PTLLS/ Certificate of Education and Development
  • Training/group work – information education delivery.
  • Relevant qualification in substance misuse studies

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • Significant experience of working with 18-25-year olds
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of working with ex-offenders/ young offenders
  • Working with young people in group and one-to-one settings.
  • Experience of mentoring a caseload
  • Knowledge of issues around risk and vulnerability amongst young people.
  • An awareness of the current issues relating to at risk and vulnerable young people.
  • Knowledge of engagement and intervention strategies.
  • Knowledge of appropriate youth policies.
  • Understanding and experience of Performance Management of practices, procedures and target achievement.
  • Experience of using recording and data collation systems

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of support and referral agencies within West London
  • Experience of intervention work in prisons

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Essential:

  • Clear risk assessment skills, particularly when working with young people with complex needs.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with key partner agencies.
  • Ability to manage conflict & negotiation skills.
  • The ability to contribute to ongoing service evaluation and review
  • Communicate well in a range of settings, with different people.
  • Good organisational skills (for self and others).
  • Work effectively in a team.
  • Manage conflicting demands.
  • To be able to adopt a flexible approach to all aspects of work.
  • Problem solving and a “can do” attitude.
  • Basic ICT skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Understanding of spreadsheets and importance of monitoring

Desirable:

  • Experience of, and commitment to, involving service users in the development of the service

OTHER

Personal Qualities

  • A high level of communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to liaise and work collaboratively with professionals from other agencies
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Honest and reliable.
  • Commitment to implementing equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practices
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Posted on: 29 July 2020
Closing date: 07 August 2020
Tags: Advice, Information,Social Care/Development
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