Website Guardian Jobs
This Job Listing is about Guardian Jobs in Leeds,England,UnitedKingdom 2022
About the job
Prospectus is pleased to be partnering an award winning, social justice charity, whose mission is to provide support to people held back by poverty, exploitation, abuse and crime. Central to their ethos is the belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others. They are now seeking a Caseworker to join their dedicated team in Leeds, providing support to individuals with a criminal justice background, facing barriers into Education and/or Employment.
As Caseworker you will work closely with a caseload of clients to produce individual action plans that support individuals to overcome barriers to social inclusion and employment, including housing, training, employment and debt. You will also coordinate a range of planned community assessments and interventions that keep clients engaged and motivated, and will work alongside colleagues to deliver effective small group workshops and short courses. You will identify and establish routes in to further learning, work placements and employment opportunities, and will support clients in accessing them.
To apply for this role, you will have a proven track record of successfully working with unemployed people and assessing their needs, and supporting them to make progress towards, or into, employment. You will have an NVQ 3 in information Advice and Guidance equivalent, or equivalent working experience. Excellent awareness of the needs and concerns of disadvantaged people (including those experiencing homelessness, family breakdown; substance misuse, or affected by gangs) is highly desirable, as is previous experience of managing a caseload of clients and achieving set targets.
If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, then please initially submit your CV in word format - suitable candidates will then be contacted and will be asked to complete a supporting statement.
Our client positively encourage applications if you have previously worked on a client-led support project, have had personal adverse experiences such as homelessness, substance misuse, debt, involvement with gangs etc. This includes experience of the criminal justice system, having served a prison sentence, or still be serving a prison sentence in a prison.
Please note this is initially a fixed term contract until December 2023. The role will be based 2 days from the client's Leeds-based office, with 3 days working in the community across West Yorkshire (travel will be expensed)-->
Company: Guardian Jobs
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Leeds,England,UnitedKingdom
Application Deadline: N/A