Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2021 - Part-Time (17.5 hrs p/w)
Located at the Woolwich Centre, with use of Camberwell office as required. Regular travel within the borough of Greenwich
Ref code: CFC-202
About St Giles and the Children & Families Service
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.
For many families there are issues that precede a young person’s gang involvement. Personal circumstances typically involve poverty, unsuitable housing, separation, family conflict, domestic abuse, substance misuse, mental health and imprisonment. Without the right support, families can become trapped in a cycle of homelessness, crime, unemployment and poverty that is passed on from generation to generation.
St Giles Trust solution to this stark reality is our Children & Families Service. The C&F team offer an intensive and holistic approach and our caseworkers help to unlock chaotic families’ potential, and empowering them to raise themselves out of poverty.
About this key role
You will be embedded into the team, with a ‘whole family’ approach in mind to help and support families in order to assess risk, ensuring all family members feel safe, mentoring young people who are involved in or at risk of gang and serious youth violence and offering holistic support to enable the family to achieve their potential and raise aspirations.
We actively encourage people with personal experience of the criminal justice system or lived experience of the issues facing our clients to apply for this role.
What we are looking for:
- Personal experience of the Criminal Justice System, and/or being involved in a gang or knife crime.
- Experience of working with socially excluded children, young people and adults
- Experience of providing advice and guidance and/or mentoring to young people
- Mentoring Level 3 qualification (or be willing to work towards this).
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by our client group, in particular barriers faced by people with lived in experience.
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, access to clinical supervision flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervision, season ticket loan and much more.
Closing date: 11pm, 20th February 2020.
Interviews: 28th February 2020.