Gangs Case Worker

BBS Recruitment is recruiting for a Gangs Case Worker based in Islington. The role will support Islington’s commitment to youth safety through engagement with local communities and young people to enhance understanding and prevent serious group offending and serious youth violence.

The role of Gangs Case Worker will involve engaging and supporting young people (10-24) at risk of becoming involved in or being victims of serious youth violence, gang activity, or offending.  The postholder will either have basic experience in substance misuse and/or training or willingness to undertake training.

The role will involve managing initiatives and events to build relationships with community, including local businesses and raise the profile of the work undertaken by IGT and the wider partnership. The post holder will also work with a variety of stakeholders to build community relations and provide information and advice to professionals and key stakeholders about the resources and services available to young people and young adults in Islington in relation to youth violence, gang disruption and prevention and associated issues such as substance misuse, mental health and contextual safeguarding risks.

The role for Gangs Case Worker is a full-time position based in Islington, rate of pay between £16.80-£22.00 p/h. Candidates require 5 Years of references and an Enhanced DBS & Barred List Check (Child & Adult).

Key responsibilities of Gangs Case Worker

·         Hold a caseload of young people and be responsible for providing each young person with support and assistance in engaging with targeted interventions to reduce involvement or prevent serious youth violence and group offending.

·         Provide an effective triage system that enables rapid and effective identification and engagement of young people and adults with substance misuse.

·         Work with young people ages (10 to 24 years) through outreach and detached work, supporting and facilitating appropriate referrals for their access to support available services across, statutory and voluntary sector partners.

·         Deliver within localities and communities to support positive activity, detached /outreach, targeted programmes and interventions that support personal, social and emotional education of young people involved in, or at risk of group offending.

·         Ensure children and young people are safeguarded in line with local safeguarding policy and procedures.

·         Deliver interventions that focus on strengthening community level response to serious group offending across the Borough and to reduce serious violence, including developing stakeholder engagement with youth provisions, voluntary sector and local businesses.

·         Provide pro-active and targeted interventions to young people at risk of involvement with group offending vis early intervention and to support high risk young people to exit gangs and reduce/stop offending.

·         The post holder will ensure that their work gives due regard and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people engaged with the service. The Post holder will undertake regular safeguarding training at a level commensurate with the role.

·         Ensure young people are signposted to support services, positive activities and education, employment and training.

·         To keep accurate records on young people’s databases as appropriate to their age and level of service required as required.

Other Requirements

Enhanced DBS & Barred List Check (Child & Adult)

5 years references

To apply for this job email your details and attached CV to serviceteam@bbsrecruitment.uk