Make sure to read the full description below, and please apply immediately if you are confident you meet all the requirements.
Are you a dynamic, collaborative, and compassionate individual with a proven record of managing or providing support to staff/volunteers? Do you have experience working at a senior level and an expertise for providing support, advice and advocacy and communicating effectively, the needs of clients to other professionals?
If so, join St Giles Trust as the Desist & Transform Senior Caseworker, where you will assist the Team Manager and Community Delivery Manager to lead a team of caseworkers supporting young people at risk or involved in gangs, County Lines and the Criminal Justice System.
About this exciting opportunity
This key role will see you lead and support the day-to-day running of the service by being the point of contact to external partners. You will attend external meetings and promote the service in partnership with the management team, plus assist the Team Manager to induct, train and support new staff in post and assess referred clients, with reference to St Giles Trust assessment practices.
We will count on you to be responsible for monthly data collection and caseworker narratives and to lead and champion the new role out of ECINS by being the point of contact for the team, while also producing support plans and risk management plans based on assessments, promoting inter-agency collaboration in the assessment and planning process. Developing and maintaining relationships with partner agencies and closing cases efficiently and positively are also essential elements of this role.
What we are looking for
• Personal experience of the criminal justice system, lived experience of the issues facing this client group and/or experience of working with ‘high risk’, vulnerable children, young people and/or families
• Substantial experience of assessing the needs of children and young people who at risk of significant harm
• Experience in working as part of a multiagency team and of using support plans
• Substantial experience of engaging successfully with ‘challenging’ young people
• To have a relevant qualification to a good standard or be working towards one
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by our client group
• Excellent IT, interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
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, season ticket loan and much more.
Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 27 November 2022. Interview date: 5 December 2022.
As an organisation that works with children and adults at risk we are committed to safeguarding, protecting, and promoting the safety of our clients and successful applicants will be DBS Checked.
St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.