Project Manager (Support Worker) - Supporting Young People at Risk of Offending- Part Time

Step Together Volunteering
https://step-together.org.uk/
Salary: 
26,265 (Pro Rata)
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 24 March, 2024 - 00:00
Contract Type: 
Permanent
Hours: 
Part Time
Hours: 
21 - 28hrs per week
Location: 
Bristol
Details of Role: 

Do you have the drive, passion and experience of delivering 1:1 person-centred support to young people (aged 16-25) who are at risk of offending? People with multiple complex needs and those classed as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Education)?

Step Together Volunteering is proud to be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2024 and you will be joining us at an exciting time when we are looking to expand our support. With funding in place, we are looking to recruit an experienced support worker for our team to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across Bristol who are at risk of offending.

Salary & Benefits: We offer a competitive starting salary of £26,265 (FTE), 33 days annual leave (full time) including bank holidays and time off at Christmas; stakeholder pension scheme with employer contributions up to 5%; life insurance; enhanced sick pay scheme; employee assistance and staff wellbeing programme; childcare vouchers; cycle to work scheme; full induction, regular supervisions and training; laptop and mobile phone; regular team communications, away days and support.

About Us: Our Charity aims to make a difference to young people’s lives through positive volunteering experiences and, by working with them for as long as it takes, we help them build their self-esteem, confidence, skills and aspirations. Our staff team are key to this work and we are a “family” of caring individuals who strive to give people a new focus and a fresh start in life. We also care about each other and have a strong work ethic, sharing our learning and experiences through reflective practice and peer support. Our ethos is to ‘connect, engage and empower’ our clients – using strengths-based coaching, we help them play an active role in identifying and achieving their own goals. We know that progress is not linear and effecting this change takes time, patience and understanding. Our non-time limited support ensures that no support is hurried and so you will work with people for as long as it takes.

Location: This is a role working from home, but primarily meeting clients across Bristol out in the community and at variable locations – there is also access to our office which is open five days a week in central Bristol. About You: We are looking for personable, highly self-motivated and determined individuals with a good understanding of the issues young people face. It is likely that you have been working in a similar role perhaps in another charity, social care setting, education or youth support group and are motivated to helping young people who are facing perceived and very real barriers in their life. Gaining their trust, you will show them how to build their resilience and take positives steps towards a brighter future. It might be that you have a deeper insight into the challenges young people face, through your own personal lived experience and this drives you to wanting to work help others. Either way, you will be passionate about helping change young people’s lives for the better.

The Role: The role is a minimum of 21 hours a week, with flexibility to work up to 28 hours if you are looking for slightly more hours. Dependent upon funding, there may be opportunity to increase the hours to full time in the future. 

This is a new role, specifically working with young people at risk of offending. We are excited to have recently won some grant funding to expand our work supporting young people at risk of offending in Bristol. This work has already begun and we are ideally looking for someone who has a reasonable understanding and practical experience of working with young people who may have or are likely to come into contact with the criminal justice system. This will include experience of supporting those who are caught up in negative relationships and criminal activity, those who have received a caution or an out of court disposal, and those at risk of being excluded from their school or college. Whilst the role is primarily focused on supporting young people as part of an early intervention-led programme, in time we are hoping to mirror the work we have undertaken in the last 12 years in Manchester, which has seen us working with young people and adults who have had a custodial sentence and who are on probation. If you have experience of this type of work, supporting either young people or adults, we are keen to hear from you.

On a day-to-day basis, both posts will involve running a personal caseload, delivering one to one intensive and holistic support to clients with multiple complex needs: helping them build their confidence, exploring new opportunities, skills and interests and supporting them into suitable volunteering placements that are in line with their needs. Through personalised action plans you will help them tackle any challenges and barriers they face and find ways to help them improve their overall wellbeing and find their purpose. The role will involve working with young people who are facing multiple disadvantage which may include, but not limited to: mental and/or physical health issues; an adverse childhood experience (ACEs); learning difficulties; autism/ADHD; not being in education, employment or training (NEET); having a criminal record or being at risk of offending; care leavers; substance misuse; homelessness; being LGBTQ+; victims of abuse; poverty and deprivation. A confident and proactive self-starter, you will be encouraged to develop your referrer and charity partner network across the area, and work with us to ensure we are continually improving and shaping the future development of our client support service. We envisage that, at some time in the not too distant future, there will be an opportunity for progression to a more senior case handling and line management role for the right person.

How to Apply: 

To Apply: Visit our website at https://step-together.org.uk/vacancies

We do not accept CVs. Once you have had a full read of the job description and person specification for this role, please complete our application form in full, telling us why you are interested in this role and what specific skills and relevant experience you can bring. If you have any questions or would like to hear more about what we are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact Deborah Saw, Operations Manager on 0754 5437772.

Closing Date: 24th March 2024.

Step Together Volunteering is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all groups. The Charity also adheres to Safer Recruitment practices and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults risk. Where appropriate, we will undertake enhanced or standard DBS, health and criminal checks to ensure the safety of all. Permanent contracts are offered on successful completion of a three month probationary period. Further details can be found on our application form. If you need documents in an alternative format or require any adjustments or support, please contact us at recruitment@step-together.org.uk or 0117 955 9042.

Contact Person: 
Deborah Saw
Contact Email: 
recruitment@step-together.org.uk
Contact Phone: 
0117 955 9042