Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT) is an east London charity providing practical help, support and training to people who have been homeless and suffering from addiction. It runs a homeless drop-in, a Recovery Hub (which includes an abstinence-based residential recovery hostel, counselling and a Training and Development Centre), supported houses, a Housing First project and two social enterprises supporting people in recovery from addictions to put their lives back together. Our integrative approach is based on the ‘Recovery Capital’ methodology and is a whole-person approach, which takes into account physical, cultural, social, human and spiritual factors and assets.
In employment we actively seek to recruit people with a good combination of talent, skills and potential, promoting equality for all, and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates. We select all candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications, experience and commitment to the values and purposes of the organisation. (Sources - Equal Opportunities Policy 2.2 (i) and (v)). SCT is a growing organisation with opportunities for people with compassion and aspiration.
For SCT, progression is about empowering people in recovery to grow in confidence, and to recognise the potential we see in them from the very start. Working collaboratively, we aim to assist and support users of SCT’s Training and Development Centre to explore further, education, training, volunteering and employment opportunities both internal and externally to SCT. Our Progression Worker will manage a caseload of who want to explore ETE opportunities. The support offered will be individually tailored to help people achieve their potential.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Identify those who are ready to move on to education, training, volunteering and employment opportunities.
- Liaise with internal tutors, counsellors, key workers and other staff across the organisationto identify those who are ready for progression support.
- Liaise with external services and partners to offer a wide variety of ETE opportunitiesForge strong relationships with SCT’s social enterprises to establish clear volunteering and trainee pathways .
- Identify individual needs and assets by conducting assessments, setting goals and evaluating progress.
- Ensure individualised progression plans are in place and regularly reviewed. Ensure that participants are supported in moving on from SCT when appropriate. Promote the work of SCT to external partners.
- Providing information, advice and guidance around ETE opportunities for those accessing services.
- Provide information, initial advice and guidance on opportunities in employment, voluntary work and further education.
- Develop and lead group workshops.
- Refer people to appropriate work placements, volunteering experiences, apprenticeship schemes, colleges and other programmes outside SCT.
- Establish and maintain the above partnerships with all relevant ETE providers to ensure we offer a wide variety of opportunities . Identify external services and referral agencies and pro mote the work of SCT.
- Supportwith referrals and applications to ETE opportunities.
- Maintain excellent records of activities, outcomes and feedback including monitoring outputs.
- Input relevant data onto InForm , to track progress.
- Identify success stories of tthose who have overcome significant barriers to succeed in learning and work.
- Work with colleagues to celebrate success stories (e.g. via celebration events, publications, etc).
- Participate in quality improvement activities, staff development opportunities, sharing of good practice, and self-evaluation.
- Work alongside our Fundraising Team to prepare funding reports for donors.
- Providing ongoing support to Progression Alumni
Develop a yearly Progression Alumni event to celebrateachievements
- To ensure compliance with SCT’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
- To ensure compliance with all statutory and legal obligations, such as data protection law.
- To ensure a safe and secure environment , free, in particular, from alcohol and drugs, and from abusive behaviour and exploitation.
- Finance and Budgeting
- To operate within agreed budgets, and to comply with SCT’s financial control procedures.
- To comply with the Line Manager’s reporting requirements.
- To undertake other tasks as delegated from time to time by your Line Manager in the best interests of the overall work of SCT.
Skills and Knowledge
- A working knowledge of welfare benefits and experience of supporting users to maximise their income.
- An understanding of addiction and recovery.
- Excellent communications skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of people from the long-term unemployed to corporate volunteers.
- Good networking skills and the ability to broker new working relationships with ETE providers.
- An ability to work on your own initiative.
- Proven organisational skills.
- Experience of database maintenance and monitoring and evaluation.
Experience of using InForm
- Delivers great outcomes through our vision and strategy, effectively planning and meeting targets.
- Makes effective, data-driven decisions.
Role Model / Leading by Example
- Is an inspiring role model for others, building trust and living our Vision / Mission and principles and delivering our services accordingly.
- Consistently seeks to improve how we do things to achieve and Embraces change and innovation.
- Communicates clearly, effectively and honestly. Listens to others and adapts communication to suit them.
- Works with others as one team, actively collaborating to achieve a shared vision. Building relationships across SCT, sharing information and expertise.
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