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.



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


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



  • 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


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



  • 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


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


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


More about Key4life

Key4Life is a crime prevention charity, which supports young men caught up in the criminal justice system, who seek to gain th... Read more

Posted on: 29 July 2020
Closed date: 07 August 2020
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development