Volunteer Support Worker (ref: VWP-171)

11 Mar 2018
12 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a highly motivated, compassionate and charismatic individual who is passionate about making a difference? If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Volunteer Support Worker to work in our WONDER+ team, a female-led service that provides vital emotional and practical support to vulnerable and disadvantaged women.

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.

Integral to our future plans is our innovative Wonder+ team. This female-led initiative offers a ‘Whole System Approach’, providing a tailored support service to women with complex and multiple needs and with a connection to Norfolk at every stage of their Criminal Justice System journey. Support includes assisting with police station/court-based assessments, local authority Homelessness Applications, access to supported housing and securing employment opportunities.

About this key role

Reporting to the Regional Contract Manager, our proactive Volunteer Support Worker will provide support to females experiencing a range of disadvantages. This will involve meeting your assigned clients, discussing their support needs and then setting them achievable targets that, with your help, they can reach successfully.

Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with other agencies as well as members of staff at St Giles Trust, City Reach and Futures is also an essential component of this role.

To secure this opportunity, you must:

  • Have a sound understanding of the issues our clients face and how to provide the support they need
  • Be able to work on your own initiative
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, plus a flexible and committed approach to work
  • Possess the ability to calculate risk and implement safety procedures when engaging with clients
  • Assist in the running of groups and be willing to work with clients one on one
  • Be sympathetic with the aims and ethos of St Giles Trust as an organisation

In return, you can expect generous benefits, including flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more.

To apply please send your CV and supporting statement to us below or via the apply button.

In your supporting statement, please address the points outlined in the person specification in the job description.

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