Volunteer Peer Advisor (VPA-191)

Location
London
Posted
26 Jun 2019
Closes
31 Jul 2019
Interests
Crime
Hours per month
30 to 40 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Short Term

Minimum 1 day per week

About St Giles Trust and County Lines

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. 

County Lines is a phenomenon in which London gangs are expanding their operations outside of the capital. Gangs target vulnerable children and young people and coerce them to move recreational drugs into county towns, where there is less police presence and high demand for their product.

Aim of the role

As a Peer Advisor you will provide support to the Team and to work with clients to assist them in progressing towards employment, further training or volunteering.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of the role

  • Hold a client case load under the supervision of the volunteer coordinator of young people.
  • Act as a Peer Advisor to clients of the team and within the wider community.
  • Work alongside other relevant organisations.
  • Promote the work of St Giles Trust within the local community.
  • Develop networks and links within the local community.
  • Represent St Giles Trust positively in the Community.
  • Make appropriate ongoing referrals and signpost people to relevant organisations.
  • Develop self through further qualifications, courses etc., attending training sessions as required to maintain knowledge and skills.
  • Complete all mandatory training.
  • Be willing to undertake a level 3 qualification in Advice and Guidance via St Giles Trust
  • Attend supervision sessions and team meetings when required.
  • Keep good administration and record keeping of all work undertaken.
  • Any other reasonable duties requested by the Team.

In return you can expect luncheon vouchers, travel reimbursed, a mentoring programme, an advice & counseling service, and much more besides.

For further information or to apply visit our website www.stgilestrust.org.uk

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