WiSE Project Worker

WiSE Project Worker (What is Sexual Exploitation)
Working across West Surrey
Fixed Term until 31th March 2021
37 Hours per week
£27,140 per annum

YMCA DownsLink Group’s WiSE Project is an innovative, award winning project working 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.

We are looking for a Project Worker to join our successful team in Surrey which is funded by Surrey PCC. We anticipate the role to be further extended.

The Project Worker will hold a caseload of children and young people who have been identified as being at significant risk of, or victims of sexual exploitation, with the possibility of some cases being victims of criminal exploitation as the project evolves. You will undertake one-to-one work to increase their understanding of sexual and criminal exploitation and develop their knowledge and skills to enable them to have safe, healthy relationships.

The project worker will work collaboratively with other professionals to support interventions which keep children and young people safe, disrupt the activity of perpetrators and where possible, lead to prosecutions.

The successful applicant will be co-located with the Surrey Police Exploitation Team in Guildford Police Station, but with opportunities to work from Guildford YMCA or from home, The role does involve significant time lone working whilst supporting children and young people in the South West and North West quadrants of Surrey, with travel across Surrey and further afield as required.

Line management and case support will be provided by YMCA DLG. YMCA WiSE staff receive regular 1-to-1 clinical supervision and group Reflective Practice Supervision.

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

This is challenging yet rewarding work and requires an absolute commitment of the staff.

If after reading the role profile you have questions about the role please contact Charlotte Amor, WiSE Project Manager on 07841 067418.

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).


Closing date for applications: Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 9am

Interview date: 7th – 8th July 2020


How To Apply…
You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at recruitment@ymcadlg.org or by hand/post to:

Human Resources
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE

Download an application pack here
Download an application form here

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