Are you a charismatic and driven individual with a proven track record of successfully supporting young people or those with involvement in the criminal justice system to progress into education, training and employment?
If so, St Giles is looking for a Careers Information and Advice Caseworker to work on a vital skills and employment project aimed at engaging, motivating and supporting severely disadvantaged young people involved, or at risk of involvement, with the criminal justice system.
About St Giles
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
About this exciting opportunity
Our successful candidates will work face to face with a caseload of young people, where you will assess each client’s support requirements and develop individual action plans. You will then provide a client-led support service that responds to each individual’s needs and build aspirations, including motivation and engagement activities, personal development, help to secure training, apprenticeships, and employment.
Ensuring you achieve set individual targets for engagement, training and employment outcomes and undertaking outreach and promotion to engage clients are key aspects of the role, as is working with colleagues to set up and run group activities e.g. motivation workshop, excursions and short courses.
What we are looking for:
- Substantial experience of effectively assisting young people and/or those with involvement in the criminal justice system and/or ex-offenders to progress into education, training and employment
- NVQ 4 or 3 (minimum) in information Advice and Guidance equivalent, or 2-years equivalent experience.
- Excellent awareness of the needs and concerns of disadvantaged young people, including those experiencing homelessness, family breakdown; substance misuse, or affected by gangs
- Experience of managing a caseload of clients and achieving set targets
- Proven ability to design and set up a range of interventions that support clients to make progress
- An outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, plus strong IT skills
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more.
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
Closing date: 11pm, 10th October 2021. Interviews Friday 15th October 2021.
St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.