Support Worker – Peer Advisor Programme (Ref – SWPH-171)
£22,847 - £29,852 per annum pro rata based on 14 hours per week (£9,139 - £11,942)
6-9 Month Fixed Term Contract
Location: Camberwell, London SE5
Closing date: 1 May 2017
Do you have what it takes to provide guidance and support to Peer Advisors, both during their training and throughout their subsequent placement? Then the role of Support Worker – Peer Advisor Programme could 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. Our award winning Peer Advisor Programme is at the heart of the Trust and an important element in almost all our work. It trains ex-offenders and other disadvantaged people to become professional caseworkers. It also gives them the skills and qualification to move towards employment and make progress personally. Join us, and you could soon be helping others achieve their goals while making the most of your skills and experience.
What you will be doing:
- Facilitating the progression of Peer Advisors towards, and into, sustainable employment by ensuring they are developing their employment and job search skills.
- Supporting the set up and delivery of an Advice and Guidance course and working with participants to produce individual action plans that support progression towards employment.
- Delivering a Job Club for Peer Advisors to improve their employability skills and move them closer towards the job market, conducting inductions and acting as a mentor for new Peer Advisors.
- Helping to establish and maintain good relationships with partner organisations to aid the recruitment of new Peer Advisors and supporting the smooth running of the project.
- Identifying and establishing progression routes into further learning, work placement and employment opportunities and helping participants to access them.
- Maintaining timely and accurate records of all interventions and complete data capture forms as required.
And what you will need:
- Experience of working with socially excluded adults and demonstrable knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by the client group, in particular the barriers faced when starting employment.
- Knowledge of current agencies available for sourcing employment, training, housing support, substance misuse support and other related barriers and the ability to help clients to access them.
- The ability to assess client needs, provide client led support, motivate and encourage individuals to make progress and provide constructive feedback.
- A proactive approach, lots of initiative and passion for the work, good problem solving skills and a willingness to work flexibly across different locations throughout London.
- The adaptability to meet the changing needs of Peer Advisors, the service and employers and the ability to monitor work and provide statistical and narrative reports.
- The ability to develop positive working relationships with other staff, volunteers, managers and partners to set and deliver organisational goals and to resolve conflicts of interest professionally.
- Good IT skills and a working knowledge of all packages including Outlook, Word and Excel, as well as databases.
Email queries/applications forms to HR@stgilestrust.org.uk Quoting the relevant Job Reference No: SWPH-171
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.
Please note we do not accept CVs for this vacancy.