Children and Families Caseworker

  • Reference DF-POJ-210222-01
  • Remuneration £22,847- £26,350 p/a
  • Role/TypeFixed Term/Full Time
  • LocationLambeth

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. 

For many families there are issues that precede a young person’s gang involvement. Personal circumstances typically involve poverty, unsuitable housing, separation, family conflict, domestic abuse, substance misuse, mental health and imprisonment. Without the right support, families can become trapped in a cycle of homelessness, crime, unemployment and poverty that is passed on from generation to generation.

St Giles Trust solution to this stark reality is our Children & Families Service. The C&F team offer an intensive and holistic approach and our caseworkers help to unlock chaotic families’ potential, and empowering them to raise themselves out of poverty.

About this key role

You will be embedded into the team, with a ‘whole family’ approach in mind to help and support families in order to assess risk, ensuring all family members feel safe, mentoring young people who are involved in or at risk of gang and serious youth violence and offering holistic support to enable the family to achieve their potential and raise aspirations.

We actively encourage people with personal experience of the criminal justice system or lived experience of the issues facing our clients to apply for this role.

What we are looking for:

  • Personal experience of the Criminal Justice System, and/or being involved in a gang or knife crime.
  • Experience of working with socially excluded children, young people and adults
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance and/or mentoring to young people
  • Mentoring Level 3 qualification (or be willing to work towards this).
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by our client group, in particular barriers faced by people with lived in experience.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, a mentoring programme, cycle scheme, advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervision,  season ticket loan and much more.

Successful candidates will have to undertake a DBS enhanced check. In addition, as the role involves working with young people, you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed.

 

To apply for this role please click here 

 

Closing date: 11pm, 3rd March 2021. Interviews: 10th March 2021 (Interviews will be held via video)

 

St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

Children and Families Caseworker

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