Custody Diversion Caseworker

  • Reference SJ-POJ-210709-01
  • Remuneration £22,847 - £26,350 p/a
  • Role/TypeFixed Term/Part Time
  • LocationBexley

Are you a driven and compassionate individual with excellent people skills? Do you have the skills and commitment to undertake a role that’s diverse and fast-paced? Then join St Giles Trust as a Caseworker and you will be embarking on a highly rewarding and career-enhancing position.

About us

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 role

As a Caseworker, you will work in partnership with other L&D workers and within the existing L&D infrastructure offering practical and emotional support to children, young people and their families on release from custody and onward referrals to longer term community based support. Your approach to each new referral will be flexible and will be based on the belief that all engagement is positive, building connections between agencies and those involved as an effective way of developing a support plan for the young person.

You will also promote inter-agency collaboration in the assessment and planning process, and develop and maintain relationships with both referral and agencies, ensuring a steady flow of appropriate referrals onto the scheme. Closing cases efficiently and positively, plus assisting with providing monitoring information and the evaluation of the project, are also key components of this role.

 To secure this great opportunity:

  • You must have a proven track record of engaging positively with young offenders or other vulnerable groups, plus providing support, advocacy and the ability to assess clients’ needs
  • Possess strong IT skills, including proven experience of using MS Office in a similar work environment
  • Have experience in negotiating with partner agencies to establish links to further the aims of a project
  • You will be an excellent communicator with impressive interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • You will have an understanding of and support for the employment of people with lived experience in support roles, and/or had personal experience of using support services.


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

 For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.

 Closing date: 11pm, 18th July 2021.

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

Custody Diversion Caseworker

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