Website St Giles Trust
Are you a positive and resilient individual with experience of working successfully with challenging people, for example those with complex needs or who are reluctant to discuss their needs/ angry and confused?
If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Support Worker (known internally as Link Worker) to join the team that delivers a vital service that helps vulnerable women in Norfolk affected by issues such as domestic abuse, substance misuse, mental health issues and involvement in the criminal justice system.
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.
Commissioned by Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Wonder+ helps vulnerable women who are at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. Its aim is to deliver a whole system approach and works with women in police custody to help them get the support and services they need to address underlying needs.
About this vital role
Part of the team delivering Wonder+ across Norfolk, you’ll be responsible for providing a holistic assessment and time-effective, whole system support service for women coming into contact with the Criminal Justice System. Your clients will be individuals that are facing various and multiple disadvantages including mental health needs, housing issues, debt. They might have suffered domestic and sexual abuse and/or be at risk of offending or reoffending. Your challenge will be to tailor the service to meet the needs of the women on your caseload and help divert them away from the Criminal Justice System. You’ll also need to be mindful of, and promote the organisation’s Vision, Mission, Values and strategic aims, at all times.
What we are looking for:
Eligibility to apply for NPPV3 clearance and an understanding of the issues faced by females involved or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system
A consultative and collaborative approach, an understanding of how to provide support, advice and advocacy to vulnerable clients and the ability to communicate this knowledge in a variety of ways
A proven ability to assess clients’ needs and provide client led support, calculate risk and implement safety procedures when engaging with clients in the community
An awareness of options for support available for this client grouo, including welfare and housing rights, anti-social behaviour legislation, health, including mental-health, domestic abuse and sexual violence, risky sexual behaviour, substance misuse
An appreciation of the value and benefits of delivering a “Making Every Adult Matter” (MEAM) approach when working with clients
An understanding of rurality issues, a driving licence and willingness to work across the region in isolated communitie
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervision, season ticket loan and much more.
Please note due to the nature of this role, St Giles Trust is seeking only female applications for the role. The role will also require an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date: 11pm, 17th May 2020. Interviews: 28th May (please note if the lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures are still in place, shortlisted candidates will be interview via video conferencing).
To apply for this job please visit stgilestrust.ciphr-irecruit.com.