YMCA WiSE (What is Sexual Exploitation) Project Worker – Mat. Cover – East Sussex

YMCA WiSE (What is Sexual Exploitation) Project Worker
Working across East Sussex
Fixed Term 1-year Maternity Cover
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 who is experienced in supporting vulnerable children and young people who may have experienced abuse or trauma, to join our successful team in East Sussex.

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. It is essential that applicants can evidence relevant experience.

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 role involves significant time lone working whilst supporting children and young people in East Sussex, with travel across Sussex 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.

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.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager. Please email recruitment@ymcadlg.org and your query will be forwarded.

As part of our Safer Recruitment guidelines, we only accept applications completed on our application form. Due to Covid-19, we are not accepting paper copies of forms and are currently only accepting application forms submitted by email.

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: Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 9am

Interview date: Thursday 15th October 2020

 

When submitting your application please save your application form as ‘your full name APPLICATION’ and put the job title/location in the email subject line. Please submit your application as a Word document where possible, or as a PDF (we cannot accept Pages).

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.
Download an application pack here
Download an application form here

 

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