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)
Fixed term contract until July 2021
Lowestoft Probation offices
Are you a flexible yet resilient individual with lots of integrity, a positive attitude and experience of helping vulnerable clients with multiple needs - preferably individuals with an offending background?
If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Community ETE Worker to join the team that delivers a Community Education, Training or Employment (ETE) need service across Norfolk and Suffolk on behalf of the Trust.
About St Giles Trust
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 vital role
You’ll be responsible for providing a high level service to a caseload of vulnerable clients with multiple and complex barriers that include housing issues, debt, long term unemployment and criminal records. As well as undertaking individual assessments, we’ll rely on you to deliver group work activities aimed at offenders across the region with an identified ETE need. In some instances there may be restrictions and limitations in place that you’ll need to work around in order to be successful in this role. Along the way, you’ll also need to develop and maintain strong working relationships with CRC staff, and in particular the Responsible Officers (RO’s), who will be supervising and managing the offenders on their caseload, plus other teams across our Eastern Region.
What we are looking for:
• Experience of working with ex-offenders, giving appropriate advice & guidance and making rational judgments from the available information and analysis
• A proven ability to deliver training, participate in group work activity, work unsupervised and make effective judgements about risk and safety as required
• The ability to maintain effective client records and follow up all client interaction with relevant organisations whilst maintaining appropriate case notes
• Strong IT skills, including proven experience of using Word, Excel and Outlook in a similar work environment and working with a case database on a day-to-day basis
• Awareness of and commitment to safeguarding practices and policies, and ability to promote safeguarding among vulnerable clients and colleagues
• Due to the role covering the Norfolk & Suffolk area, access to own transport would be beneficial
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 supervision, season ticket loan and much more.
Please note that an enhanced DBS check is required for this role.
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
Closing date: 11pm, 31st May. Interviews: 5th June (please note interviews may be held via video If social distancing measures are still in place).