Volunteer Support Worker

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Company: St Giles Trust
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-07-28 06:06:29

Job Summary

Location: Norfolk (specific locations being Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn depending on applicant’s residential area)

Do you have the aptitude and desire it takes to provide voluntary support to female clients that have found themselves in the criminal justice system or at risk of? Are you ready for a volunteering role that’s varied and rewarding and provides an opportunity for both personal and professional growth? Are you a student that is needing practical experience or someone with lived experience that needs that chance? Then join us as a Volunteer Support Worker and you could soon be embarking on a really worthwhile part-time role that fits in with your other commitments.

About St Giles

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.

Commissioned by Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Wonder+ helps vulnerable women who are at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. Its aim is to deliver a whole system approach and works with women in police custody to help them get the support and services they need to address underlying needs.

About this exciting opportunity

You will play a key role in the Wonder+ project, supporting individuals facing various and multiple disadvantages including; mental health needs, housing issues, debt, substance misuse, family and relationship issues and also individuals who have suffered domestic and sexual abuse and those at risk of offending or reoffending. You will be required to support the needs of the women within the community, empowering and assisting in diverting them away from the Criminal Justice System, and to make better life choices.

Please note due to the nature of this role, St Giles seeking only female applications for the role.

What we are looking for :

  • Understanding of the possible issues faced by females involved or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system
  • A knowledge and understanding of providing support, advice and advocacy to vulnerable clients and the ability to communicate this knowledge in a variety of ways
  • Good written and communication skills, including familiarity with form filling, letter writing and advocacy and following instructions
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with other staff, volunteers, managers and other professionals within the community
  • In return, you can expect luncheon vouchers, travel expenses reimbursed, access to our mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, staff discount scheme and access to clinical supervisions. 

    St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

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