Fixed term Maternity contract until 28th Jan 2021 (with a possibility of an extension to 31 March 2021)
Ref Code: CEP-202
Does your experience of engaging positively with young offenders or other vulnerable groups include assessing needs and providing support, advice and advocacy? Are you ready for a working life that is varied and rewarding and provides an opportunity for both personal and professional growth? Then join us as a Caseworker and you could soon be putting your understanding of the issues involved to excellent use.
About St Giles Trust and the Project
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.
St Giles Cymru is continuing work in South Wales supporting children, young people and families involved in or at risk of involvement in serious youth violence, serious organised crime and/or child criminal exploitation. The team works with both victims and perpetrators of serious youth violence and other gang related offences. They help their clients to be safe, move away from offending and to take positive choices and much more.
About this pivotal role
As a Caseworker you will help to identify vulnerable individuals who have been involved in, or are at risk of being involved in, County Lines, serious youth violence or gang related activity. In addition, you will be engaging and assessing identified clients, delivering a holistic and practical support service. Another important aspect of your role will be to develop and maintain relationships with partner agencies including community-based services.
What we are looking for:
• Personal experience of the criminal justice system, lived experience of the issues facing this client group and/or experience of working with ‘high risk’, vulnerable children, young people and/or families.
• Experience of providing support, advice and advocacy, and communicating effectively, the needs of clients to other professionals.
• Experience of assessing risk and implementing safety procedures when thinking about children and young people involved in or at risk or violence or exploitation
• A flexible approach, a commitment to working collaboratively with managers and staff to set and deliver organisational goals and resolve conflicts of interest professionally.
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, access to clinical supervision, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervision, season ticket loan and much more.
Closing date: 11pm, 12th August. Interviews: 21st August (interviews will be held via video)