Please return completed application forms, quoting the relevant reference if appropriate, to HR@stgilestrust.org.uk

Volunteer Peer Advisor (Ref code: VPA-171)
Part-time, one – two days per week

Fixed term contract till December 2019

Holloway, London

Closing date: 18 October 2017, midnigh

Are you a compassionate, approachable and motivated individual with a natural way with people? If so, join St Giles Trust as a Volunteer Peer Advisor and you will be embarking on a highly rewarding position.

About St Giles Trust

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 issues that might be holding them back and to prevent the likelihood of them reoffending on release. Often, this is provided by the people who know best how to help – those who have been there themselves.

Integral to St Giles Trust’s future plans is our Peer Circles programme, which will provide support and activities for individuals with complex needs and severe and multiple disadvantages. This will help enable participants to develop improved employability skills and progress into sustainable employment.

About this exciting role

Reporting to the Senior Caseworker, our successful candidate will act as a Peer Advisor and positive role model to participants, providing support from someone who has been there. This will see you carry out promotional and engagement activities to recruit participants, with a special focus on engaging ‘harder to reach’ individuals.

You will undertake individual needs assessments, work with participants to develop individual action plans and coordinate regular reviews, while also supporting participants in carrying out individual and group activities to implement their plans and make progress towards employment. As skills develop, you will even take on a small caseload of participants, ensuring you maintain accurate and up to date records of all activities with clients.

To secure this pivotal role, you must have:

  • An Advice and Guidance qualification, or equivalent, to at least Level 3, or willingness to work towards
  • A basic knowledge of support needs and the issues facing individuals with complex and severe and multiple disadvantages
  • The ability to work in line with relevant legislation, policies and procedures
  • A patient, friendly and flexible approach to your work, with a desire to help vulnerable individuals
  • Impressive communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Sympathy with the aims and ethos of St Giles as an organisation

Lunch and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Please click on the link below to access the Job Profile.

Email queries/applications forms to HR@stgilestrust.org.uk . When applying please do not forget to quote the relevant Job Reference No: VPA-171

Human Resources
St Giles Trust
64-68 Georgian House
Camberwell Church Street
London
SE5 8JB

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