As a WIT Guide, you will be responsible for forming and developing supportive relationships with 5-6 children or young people who are, or are at risk of, repeatedly committing crimes. You will be a constant presence in their lives, offering a stable point of focus for expert support through pre-offending behaviours and active periods of offending, custody and release.
You will need to be there for them in moments of crisis when they are in most need of support and are open to being challenged about the decisions that got them into trouble – as well as to celebrate successes, big and small.
This is an ideal role for experienced social workers, teachers, youth workers or other professionals who want to invest their professional life in meaningful, skilled and direct work with children.
Anchored in the Breaking Cycles Model you will provide WIT participants with the focused, consistent and effective attention of a highly-skilled practitioner with the time, support, and experience to do “whatever it takes” to build trust and find a connection that can bring change.
WIT is a pilot of a new way of working which you will help shape and develop. As a WIT Guide you will have access to a high-quality ongoing training programme and be part of a collaborative and inspiring WIT community.