Female Keyworker (Through the Gate) - Somerset

Do you have a commitment to making a difference to women’s lives?  Are you passionate about supporting women in a holistic, women centred, trauma-informed way to divert women away from the Criminal Justice System and to achieve long-term lasting change?

We are looking for an experienced and empathetic person to support in the development of Women’s Community Services in Somerset.

This role will involve, partnership building and Keyworking. You will manage your own case load, providing a range of support interventions to women in the community and through the gate from HMP Eastwood Park who are experiencing multiple, complex needs including exploitation, substance misuse, sex working, and contact with the criminal justice system. 

The post involves providing, advocacy, advice and support plans for women to break down barriers to achieve change,  offering both one to one practical and emotional support and group interventions with the aim of raising self-esteem, self-efficacy and enhancing social and recovery capital
You will need to demonstrate good communication skills working with clients and professionals and will have a track record of developing effective partnerships with specialist organisations in the local area as well as a commitment to working within a women centred service and to making a differences to vulnerable women’s' lives.

Click on the link to download an application form and job description, or ring 01453 885633

E-mail completed applications to:-  office@nelsontrust.com
Post to Nelson Trust, Port Lane, Brimscombe, Stroud, GL5 2QJ

Full time post:   Mon – Fri 9-5, 35 hours per week (flexibility to work outside of working hours as required)

Holidays:    25 days holiday pa plus statutory
                            Salary:   £19,000- £21,000 pa dependant on experience                             
Pension: Currently non-contributory scheme in operation (Nelson Trust contribute 6%) however subject to auto-enrolment legislation

Nelson Trust is committed to safeguarding
Successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Children & Adults DBS check

The trust is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from individuals across all sectors of society.

This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

Closing date for applications: 24th March 2019

Please quote job reference: 306 on your application form

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