Caseworker – Choices (Ref: CCW-171)

£22,847 - £29,852 per annum(35 hours per week)

Fixed term contract until 31st March 2018

Holloway Road, London N7

Closing date: 17thMarch 2017

Do you have a Level 3 qualification in Advice and Guidance or Youth Work, or equivalent, plus substantial experience of helping very disadvantaged young people progress into education, training and employment?Then the role ofCaseworker within the Choices project in Holloway Roadcould be just right for you.

A well-established charity that helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged people to move their lives forward, St. Giles Trust offers support to help people overcome any issue that might be holding them back. The new expanded Choices project engages very disadvantaged young people who are not in employment, education and training and who face many complex barriers that hinder their progress. Our 1-2-1 support helps them access education, training, apprenticeships and sustainable employment and build a positive future. We also provide opportunities for them to use their skills and first hand experiences as Peer Advisors. Over the next 2 years, we’ll also be looking to develop and pilot more creative and new approaches that enhance services and improve opportunities –so now is a great time to join us.

What you will be doing:

  • Engaging, motivating and supporting a caseload of young people, working to achieve set targets and supervising and supporting peer advisors and volunteers working on the project.
  • Developing activities and identifying training, apprenticeship and employment opportunities that motivate clients and help them progress, including liaising with relevant agencies to generate referrals.
  • As part of an energetic and highly motivated team, managing a caseload that will see you work face-to-face and develop professional and constructive relationships with clients.
  • Undertaking outreach and promotion work, developing activities and identifying training, apprenticeship and employment opportunities that motivate clients and help them progress.
  • Maintaining accurate and timely records on our database systems and providing stats and reports as required.

And what you will need:

  • Excellent awareness of the needs/concerns of very disadvantaged young people not in education, training or employment, including those with convictions; experiencing homelessness or family breakdown etc.
  • Significant experience of managing a caseload of clients and achieving targets for training and employment progression.
  • A proven ability to recruit, engage and keep the target client group motivated and design and set up a range of interventions that support clients to make progress plus good knowledge of safeguarding practice and policies.
  • A track record of successfully engaging with training and apprenticeship providers and employers that has led to achievement of progressions.
  • Openness to new ideas and innovative approaches and the ability to adapt to meet the changing needs of the service.
  • Strong IT skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook and the ability to set up and maintain timely, accurate and detailed records on databases and paper files.

In return you can expect a competitive salary and generous leave allowance, staff pension scheme, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice & counseling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more besides.

For further information or to apply please visit our website.