Fixed Term Contract until January 2021
Ref code: YPK-201
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 Trust is looking for a Keyworker who will be responsible for engaging, motivating, advocating for and supporting a caseload of young people involved with Criminal Justice System, gang involvement/ risk of and Substance Misuse to achieve set engagement and employment targets.
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 exciting opportunity
Our successful candidate will provide a high level service to delivering a programme of engagement, advocacy and support to vulnerable young people in London Borough of Southwark. The young people will have experience of the criminal justice system, affected by youth violence and/or substance misuse alongside a range of barriers into education, training and employment Our aim will be to support with achievable and sustainable employment outcomes.
You will be responsible for one to one customised support that will enable young people to overcome their employment and wider barriers and make progress with their personal goals and ambitions. It will engage with local employers to open up opportunities and work closely with local authority teams and other borough provision, to provide integrated ‘joined up’ services. St Giles Trust is known for its peer led approach and this will be a feature of the project.
What we are looking for:
- Substantial experience of successfully engaging vulnerable young people involved with Criminal Justice System, gang involvement/ risk of and Substance Misuse and supporting them to progress into sustainable employment, apprenticeships and training
- Excellent awareness of the needs and concerns of disadvantaged young people, including those experiencing homelessness, family breakdown; substance misuse, or affected by gangs
- Experience with outreach and promotion to find and engage the targeted young people, including liaising with relevant local agencies to generate referrals such as Youth Offending teams, Probation and community projects
- 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.
Closing date: 11pm, 27th February 2020. Interview date: 6th March 2020