We believe that a career is not just about earning a living; it's about having your say and making things happen that can mean positive changes to the lives of vulnerable people.
We are a national social justice charity with more than 50 years' experience of changing lives, building stronger communities, and reducing crime.
Nacro is launching CAS-2, a national service commissioned by Ministry of Justice to provide accommodation and support as an alternative to custody. We are looking for a number of Support Workers to join us at an exciting time of change.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team as a support worker to provide flexible, holistic and short-term support to clients with a wide range of support needs, with the aim of them achieving their own accommodation at the end of their CAS-2 placement. You will manage a caseload of clients in properties in your allocated patch in Worcester and Coventry.
You will carry out property inspections and report repairs promptly to ensure we provide quality homes for our clients.
You will be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of support planning and safeguarding as well as experience of working with vulnerable adults with complex needs (such as substance misuse, physical health, mental health, seeking employment and housing support).
The role offers flexible working in the community, and you can work from home in between property visits. You will regularly meet with your team and manager to discuss and reflect on complex cases. You will be required to travel for training and team meetings and be flexible to cover other local patches as required.
This role provides an excellent springboard into other criminal justice professions including experience of working with a range of criminal justice agencies. In addition, you will gain experience in liaising local authority Housing Benefit departments and the DWP to resolve financial issues.
This role requires regular travel. A Full Driving License and access to your own vehicle are an essential criteria.
An Enhanced DBS check is required for this role, as well as registration on the DBS Update Service. These will be completed as part of the Pre-Employment Screening process.
This role also requires a Prison Clearance.