Senior Groupwork Facilitator (Gangs/Youth Violence Project)
St Giles Trust
Swansea with frequent travel targeting priority areas in Wales
4d ago

Job Summary

Are you a confident and resilient individual with lived experience of the issues facing vulnerable young people (i.e. involvement in gangs or knife crime) and a proven ability to engage successfully with individuals despite their challenging behavior?

If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Senior Facilitator & Mentor to join our SOS+ team and deliver a service that will address these important social issues via face-to-face and virtual mentoring support, and group work sessions.

About St Giles Trust

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.

Our award-winning SOS+ Service works with young people in a variety of settings by delivering sessions and workshops in schools, Pupil Referral Units, Community Centres and to Youth Offender Teams.

The mission of SOS+ is to prevent children and young people becoming involved in gangs and youth violence by equipping them with tools, knowledge and support delivered by experts with lived experience.

About this vital role

As an SOS+ Gangs Mentor & Groupwork Facilitator you will be providing intensive one-to-one mentoring to young people who have been identified by their education setting as needing targeted support.

You will also deliver training sessions for groups of children and young people on the risks associated with all aspects of gang involvement, exploitation and violence.

For the remaining day of your role you will be working out in the community, covering deliveries at various settings elsewhere in the region as required.

Maintaining the high standards of the project will be important too, as will compiling reports when required. A great opportunity to contribute towards the overarching aim of reducing risk, harm and exclusions, it will involve working alongside other multi-agency teams, attend key meetings and feed intelligence back in.

As an organisation that works with children and adults at risk we are committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the safety of our clients.

An enhanced DBS check with barred list is required for all successful applicants.

What we are looking for :

  • To have lived, personal or through friends / family experience of the Criminal Justice System, and / or being involved in a gang or knife crime
  • A confident mentor with experience of partnership working who can coordinate a project without a team around them
  • A confident public speaker / mentor and someone who is comfortable working alongside a variety of professionals contributing to multi-agency work
  • A relevant qualification, or willingness to work towards one, plus knowledge of safeguarding practices and policies
  • Strong IT skills, confident with virtual communication platforms like MS Teams and Zoom, and has the ability to use and develop monitoring systems to record all aspects of work
  • In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, access to clinical supervision, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more.

    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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