£19,847 – £23,350 p/a (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 31st, 2022
Are you a compassionate, target-driven and highly motivated individual with a proven record of engaging positively with young people or other vulnerable groups? Looking for a highly rewarding new challenge?
If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Youth Violence Community Caseworker to join our team and provide a high-level service to young people under 25 years old who are impacted by gangs, youth violence, county lines and exploitation as either victims or perpetrators.
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.
St Giles is now a kickstart employer, so we are part of the scheme which provides job opportunities for 16-24 year olds who are currently on Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.
About this exciting opportunity
Our successful candidate will engage and support children and young people once they have been identified as being involved in a violence-related incident, being at risk of exploitation or gang affiliated. You will build positive relationships with both them and their families and work directly with them to promote positive change, build resilience, reduce risks and prevent them from experiencing significant harm, while also producing risk management plans based on each person’s assessments.
You will also provide a vital practical service, including social and housing support, engagement with education, training and employment options, and debt advice, plus offer practical advice to professionals who come into contact with children and young adults who are involved, suspected or at risk of being exploited through gangs. Assisting with providing monitoring information and the evaluation of the project and maintaining accurate records of all sessions, interventions and data collection are also key duties.
What we are looking for:
- Experience of providing support, advice and advocacy and the ability to assess clients’ needs
- Experience in negotiating with partner agencies to establish links to further the aims of a project
- A sound understanding of the client group and the challenges and motivations of young people
- Experience of working to targets and recording information to enable effective performance monitoring
- Excellent communication abilities, both verbal and written, and strong IT skills
- The ability to use and develop monitoring systems to record all aspects of the project
- A flexible, professional and collaborative approach to your work
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more.
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
Closing date: 11pm, 23rd March 2021. Interview date: April 2nd, 2021