Are you a dynamic, compassionate and target-driven individual with a proven record of working in a multiagency/disciplinary team and engaging positively with young or challenging people or other vulnerable groups? Looking for an exciting and highly rewarding new career opportunity?
If so, join St Giles Trust as our Embedded Exploitation CSE/CCE Caseworker to work within the Telford Exploitation (CATE team) that specialises in services for children and young people, where you will provide vital support to help divert them away from violence, gangs and exploitation.
The vital role of Embedded Exploitation CSE/CCE Caseworker will focus on engaging and supporting children and young people in Telford once they have been identified as being involved in a violence-related incident, being at risk of exploitation or gang affiliated. You will build positive relationships with them and their families and produce risk management plans based on assessments, plus deliver a holistic support service that provides practical help such as housing and social support, education, and training and employment options.
We will also count on you to lead on the staff development and training of the CATE team in relation to CSE/CCE and to develop and maintain relationships with not only the CATE team but also police officers, children’s social care, schools and PRUs, Youth Offending Teams and other local authority services.
What we are looking for
- Experience of providing support, advice and advocacy and the ability to assess clients’ needs
- Experience of creating and delivering training programmes
- Knowledge of the client group and the challenges and motivations of young people
- Knowledge of, and commitment to, safeguarding practices and policies, and ability to promote safeguarding among vulnerable clients and colleagues
- Ability to calculate risk and implement safety procedures when engaging with clients
- The ability to use and develop monitoring systems to record all aspects of the project
- Impressive interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills, both verbal and written
- A flexible, proactive and collaborative approach to your work
St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more.
As an organisation that works with children and adults at risk we are committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the safety of our clients. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.
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.
St Giles is now a kickstart employer, so we are part of the scheme which provides job opportunities for 16-24-year-olds who are currently on Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.
Successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale. A higher salary will only be considered for exceptional candidates with strong evidence of relevant experience.
Full-time (35 hours pw) – Fixed term contract until 31 March 2023