Fixed Term Contract
A number of posts at various locations throughout South Wales and potentially extending to mid Wales
Are you a highly effective, proactive and inspiring individual who is passionate about making a difference? If so, St Giles is looking for an experienced Coach to provide centred support to a caseload of service users.
About St Giles and the St Giles Wise Partnership
St Giles is an award-winning social justice charity using expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people who are not getting the help they need. People held back by poverty, exploited, abused, dealing with addiction or mental health problems, caught up in crime or a combination of these issues and others. We show people there is a way to build a better future for themselves and those they care about and help them create this through support, advice, and training.
The Wise Group is a leading social enterprise working to lift people out of poverty. As an enterprise, we build bridges to opportunity for the most vulnerable in our society. Our team does this through mentoring support, employment, skills, and energy advice. St Giles and The Wise Group came together to form a partnership with the aim of supporting the Probation Resettlement reforms by offering a high-quality service underpinned by staff who have lived experience and cultural competency. As a result, we have been awarded contracts to deliver Personal Wellbeing Services for North and South Wales. These services will involve a range of support to community offenders and prison leavers including families, emotional wellbeing, lifestyle and associates and social inclusion (including meet at the gates).
About this exciting opportunity
Our successful candidate will provide person-centred support to a caseload of service users who will either be serving community sentences or being released from prison. You will create a safe and trusting environment, using trauma informed practice to successfully facilitate a supportive and constructive relationship with service users. Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with external agencies including Probation, Prisons, partners, and others who will assist in achieving prescribed outcomes for service users is a key element of the role.
To secure this role, you must have:
- Experience of working within male adults in the criminal justice system whether in the community or in prisons
- Experience of engaging successfully with challenging people, for example people who have complex needs, people who are reluctant to discuss their needs, and people who are angry and confused
- Knowledge and understanding of the requirements of managing a caseload including maintaining and updating records, remaining focused on action plan goals, and keeping to deadlines
- An ability to work sensitively with clients applying trauma informed strategies, actively listening and able to use a range of communication methods when providing information and support
- Ability to work resiliently under pressure, meet deadlines, work on own initiative and part of a team.
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.
We positively encourage applications if you have previously worked on a client-led support project, have had personal adverse experiences such as homelessness, substance misuse, debt, involvement with gangs etc. This includes experience of the criminal justice system, having served a prison sentence, or still be serving a prison sentence in a prison.
Closing date: 11pm, 28th April. Interviews: 5th / 6th May 2021.
St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.