We are Safer London, the leading London charity working to prevent and address gang violence, vulnerability and exploitation among young people. We were born in 2005, set up with a grant from the Metropolitan Police Authority to support young people at risk of crime.
At Safer London we believe every young person should be able to live free from exposure to gangs, exploitation and crime and we put this into action by reaching out to London’s most vulnerable and exploited young people to prevent them from slipping through the net.
Are you an experienced practitioner with a track record of supporting young people who are affected by violence, exploitation or both?
We are looking for a Rescue and Response Support worker – to provide transformational and trauma based support to young people affected by County Lines as part of Safer London’s LGE service.
The role offers an exciting opportunity and will require you to work directly with referred clients on a 1:1 basis across London. You will develop and support relationships with partner agencies and third sector organisations across London ensuring effective case communication and management.
Amongst your core responsibilities you will:
• Manage a caseload of young people
• Advocate on behalf of young people where necessary with other organisations to ensure services are fulfilling their duties in relation to their meeting needs
• Offer support appointments at appropriate venues
• Ensure that effective outcome data is collated, monitored, is SMART and inputted in line with organisational project specific processes and procedures.
• Demonstrate a clear understanding of safeguarding.
• Undertake case recording in line with the highest standards and best practice using both the Safer London/Rescue &Response case recording tools available.
• Assess, monitor and review the young person’s needs and risks and provide appropriate support to them
• Attend multi-agency meetings
• Complete action plan reviews
• Case record and update case notes regularly.
Safer London values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination, we encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.
Safer London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.
To apply please complete the online application form and submit by midnight on Sunday 19th April 2020.
Interview dates or arrangements may be subject to change due to the ongoing current events.