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Do you have a ‘can do’ attitude and good time management skills? Are you looking for a new role working as a Support Practitioner?

Stepping Stones is a Luton based charity supporting and enabling local women to transform the stumbling blocks of their lives into stepping stones. They work one to one and on a group basis with women (and provide Ofsted registered childcare for their children) who are vulnerable due to abuse, substance misuse, mental health, offending and/or who have involvement with Local Authority Social Care; aiming to help create healthier, happier lives for women, their families and communities.

Position: Women’s Support Practitioner
Location: Luton
Hours: Permanent, 37.5 per week, 9-5
Salary: £21,500 per annum

Closing date: 16th March 2017
Interview date: 21st March 2017

About the Role:

The Women’s Support Practitioner will predominantly work within the Stepping Stones main office in Luton providing specialist one to one support and delivering group programmes to vulnerable women. You may also conduct some work outside of the office in the local area and will provide holiday cover to their worker in HMP Peterborough.

You will work closely with internal colleagues to coordinate access to other Stepping Stones services, as well as with other partner agencies to promote the service, make / receive referrals and contribute to multi agency working. In particular the role will work closely with Responsible Officers from the local Community Rehabilitation Company.

The WSP will keep records of their work and will be responsible for meeting targets and recording and reporting on outcomes of their project.

About you:

You may already be working in the women’s sector in a similar voluntary sector role, but equally you may come from related fields; perhaps housing, welfare to work, criminal justice or social care. Knowledge of safeguarding practice and multi-agency standards is required, as is knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural interventions and an understanding of domestic abuse, the effects of drug/alcohol use and drivers for offending.

Knowledge of social care procedures and the criminal justice system is essential. You will also have experience of working collaboratively with partner agencies, and in using evidence based practice to influence clients towards change. Experience of supporting people involved in child protection procedures, and of working on a 1-1 basis and in group work is required. It is also necessary that you have experience of identifying and managing safeguarding risks, and of data inputting and collation including maintaining records, drafting letters and basic report writing.

To be considered for this role you must have the ability to travel periodically within Luton, and to undertake some out of hours work appropriate to meeting the needs of the role.

To apply please download an application form by clicking here. Completed application forms should be returned to hello@steppingstonesluton.org.uk by 16th March, or sent to us by post. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Karrina Usher, Women’s Services Manager on 01582 457114.

You can also view a job description by clicking here.