Are you are passionate about helping others, have personal experience of homelessness, addiction, criminal justice or mental ill-health, and want to shape how we support people?

The GROW Traineeship offers people with personal experience of multiple disadvantage (including but not limited to; the criminal justice system, mental ill-health and substance misuse) access to paid employment, training and personal development opportunities. This traineeship is 12 months long and delivered in partnership with akt – a charity which supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 who are facing, or experiencing, homelessness or living in a hostile environment. We support young people into homes and employment, education or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates lgbtq+ identities.
As part of your placement at akt, you will be supported through training, supervision and a wide range of development opportunities and you will have the opportunity to shape services using your experiences to bring about change. With the guidance of a Senior Caseworker, you will learn how to identify young people’s support needs and how to develop and implement a plan together. You will also assist with research and signposting young people to access specialist support.

Apply via Shelter