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 March 2021 - Full-time (35 hrs p/w)
Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London
Are you a flexible, empathetic and highly motivated individual with a proven record of working with high risk, vulnerable young people? Do you have strong experience working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team providing support, advice and advocacy? If so, Giles Trust has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Caseworker to join our award-winning, youth violence service at the Royal London Hospital, which supports vulnerable victims of violence aged 11 to 25 years-old.
About St Giles
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 key role
The main focus of this role is to provide support for the young people admitted to the Major Trauma Centre right through to their discharge back into the community. You will do this by assessing referred clients and producing support and risk management plans based on these assessments, ensuring you promote inter-agency collaboration in the whole process through to delivery.
You will deliver holistic support to each client, providing a practical service including social and housing support and help with benefits, plus ensure you close cases efficiently and positively, identifying referral routes that will identify agencies that can be used both for ongoing support and if serious problems develop in the future.
You will also provide supervisory support to a small team of caseworkers, plus ensure all monitoring information and evidence is being recorded and collated in line with agreed processes and procedures.
What we are looking for:
• Personal experience of the criminal justice system, have served a prison sentence, or still be serving a prison sentence in a prison within reach of London
• Lived experience of the issues facing this client group and/or experience of working with ‘high risk’, vulnerable children, young people and families
• Substantial experience of assessing the needs of young people who are at risk of significant harm
• Experience line managing or support volunteers
• A strong understanding of using support plans to enable people to successfully access support services
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
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, 1 November 2020. Interview date: 4 November (to be held via video)