This post is offered on a fixed term contract until March 2020
Are you a driven, proactive and compassionate individual looking to make a significant difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people? Have you had personal experience of the Criminal Justice System or a proven track record of engaging positively with young offenders or other vulnerable groups?
If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a County Lines Outreach Worker to join our County Lines team (Rescue and Response) and play an integral role on our pioneering ex-offender-led project, SOS.
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.
Working in partnership with Abianda and Safer London Foundation, SOS is a trailblazing project that provides a support service to children and young people aged under 18 who are at risk of being exploited by county lines, serious youth violence or gang-related activity, including their families.
About this exciting opportunity
This pivotal role will see you focus on engaging and supporting at risk children and young people once they have been identified by other professionals outside London, including delivering targeted outreach sessions and producing risk management plans based on assessments, promoting inter-agency collaboration in the assessment, planning and delivery process.
You will also deliver a holistic support service, working independently or with colleagues, which will include providing social and housing support, education, training and employment options, benefits work, debt advice, and appearing in court. Developing and maintaining strong relationships with referral and regional agencies is a key aspect of the role as is covering the Rescue and Response Out of Hours Advice line.
What we are looking for:
- To have worked on an offender-led support project, had personal experience of the criminal justice system, served a prison sentence, or still be serving a prison sentence in a prison within reach of London
- If still serving a sentence you must be currently eligible for release on Temporary License (ROTL) and likely to be living within commuting distance of London on release, plus willing to provide a DBS check
- Experience of providing support, advice and advocacy and the ability to assess clients’ needs
- Strong IT skills, particularly MS Office, and the ability to work with a case database
- The ability to use and develop monitoring systems to record all aspects of the project
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more.
Location: Camberwell but travel around London boroughs and regions as required
Interview date: 19th December 2018