St Giles Trust
Greenwich, Greater London
£22,847 - £29,852 p/a
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Children and Families Caseworker 

£22,847 - £29,852 p/a (please note successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale and consideration may be given to a higher salary depending on the experience of the individual)

17.5 hours p/w, with the possibility of full time.

Fixed term until 31 March 22, with the possibility of extension pending further funding.

Greenwich (with regular travel to Camberwell)

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Are you a driven and compassionate individual with excellent people skills? Do you have the skills and commitment to undertake a role that is diverse and fast-paced? Then join St Giles as a Children and Families Caseworker and you will be embarking on a highly rewarding and career-enhancing position.

About us

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 role

You will be providing both face-to-face and virtual/remote 1:1 Case working to children and Families at risk or on the periphery of gangs and serious youth violence. Using your cultural competency and lived experience to engage young people involved in serious youth violence and exploitation, you will be one of 3 practitioners for this geographical area and will be embedded in the local Early help team, providing a holistic approach to supporting young people and families in the community. Contributing towards the overarching aim of reducing harm, risk and exclusions (where relevant), you will work closely with Social Workers, youth offending agencies and schools/PRU’s, developing a relationship based on trust, which prioritises safeguarding.

You will play a central role in deterring young people from Offending and safeguarding families who may be at risk. You will work with them for a set period, aiming to reduce key risk factors and behaviours. We’ll be relying on you to maintain the high standards of the service, ensuring the successful delivery of the outcomes, and compiling reports and recording data where necessary.

Key Deliverables

  • To develop and maintain relationships with other agencies, ensuring a steady flow of referrals to the project
  • To complete initial needs assessments with clients and support them to develop individual action plans and regularly review to assess progress.
  • To design and develop new sessions and materials, where required
  • To promote inter-agency collaboration in the assessment and planning process and to include involved agencies in the delivery of the services
  • To support individuals who are affected by domestic violence, C.S.E, Mental health, grooming and exploitation this will include working with victims and perpetrators
  • To support young people who are affected by gang and serious youth violence, this will include working with victims and perpetrators
  • To carry and review thorough risk management plans with young people and family ensuring each family member has an age-appropriate safety plan
  • Provide a client led support service that responds to individual’s needs. Key elements will include supporting with housing, finances, schooling, parenting, health, ETE and criminal justice
  • To deliver the service in a timely and targeted manner, working through identified issues on the action plan, promoting case closure as an achievable outcome
  • To provide social support to children and family members; this will include identification of need, liaison and referral to specialist agencies
  • To close cases effectively and positively, identifying a survival plan for the client that can be used for ongoing support and agencies that can be used if serious problems develop in the future
  • To keep accurate records and assist with monitoring information and evaluation of the project
  • To carry out other similar tasks as directed by the manager and work at all times in accordance with the Trust’s code of conduct.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more.

St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.

Closing date: 11pm, Wednesday 5th January 2022. Interviews: Wednesday 12th January 2022.

Refreshed on: 19 December 2021
Closed date: 05 January 2022
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work