WiSE Early Intervention Worker – East Sussex

Job Title: WiSE Early Intervention Worker – East Sussex

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK

Salary: £26,500 (pro rata)

Hours: 22.5 Hours per week

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31/03/2023

Closing date: 11th August 2021

Interview date: 19th August 2021

YMCA DownsLink Group’s WiSE (What is Sexual Exploitation) Project is an innovative, award winning project working across East Sussex, Brighton and Hove and Surrey, with children and young people experiencing or at risk of sexual exploitation; as well raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation and other forms of Child Criminal Exploitation. 

This new post offers the opportunity to work in the WiSE team in East Sussex providing one to one early intervention support or peer group interventions to young people (up to 25 years) who have been identified as being at risk of sexual or criminal exploitation. This role will work closely with the Sussex Police. 

The role involves significant time lone working whilst supporting children and young people in East Sussex, with travel across the county and further afield as required.
Line management and case support will be provided by YMCA DLG. YMCA WiSE staff receive regular group Reflective Practice Supervision as well as clinical supervision. 

Person Specification 

We are looking for someone with the confidence to work independently across East Sussex. You will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the needs of this cohort, the skills to work in a range of settings and in-depth knowledge of safeguarding and child exploitation.

You will need to be able to work autonomously, manage your time and workload while also working closely with the wider WiSE team. 

You will feel confident working in a multi-partnership way and will be skilled at developing relationships with other agencies. 

Key Requirements 

  • This role will involve frequent travel and it is essential you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own car 

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered. 

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.  

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  

For questions regarding paid opportunities or to request another application format: please email recruitment@ymcadlg.org

For questions regarding volunteering opportunities: please email volunteering@ymcadlg.org

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