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10 Nov 2021

Part-Time WiSE Project Worker – Surrey

recruitment@ymcadlg.org – Posted by recruitment@ymcadlg.org Staines-upon-Thames, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding role that can make a huge difference to a vulnerable young person’s life?

YMCA DownsLink Group are seeking an experienced Project Worker to join our innovative, award winning WiSE team. You will be providing holistic and child centred support to children and young people ranging from 10 to 25 years old across North Surrey. The WiSE Project supports children and young people experiencing, or at risk of sexual exploitation. This role is funded by Heathrow Community Trust and will support children and young people within the boroughs of Spelthorne and Runnymede in Surrey.

You will be co-located at Staines Police Station with their Exploitation Team, but with opportunities to work from home. However, much of your time will be spent supporting children and young people within the community and a significant part of the role will involve lone working.

We are looking for someone with experience in supporting children and young people who have experienced abuse or trauma. This role may suit someone with a charity, youth or social work background.

Role Responsibilities

  • Provide intense support to 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
  • Creating and delivering holistic, child-centred support plans to keep them safe from harm and increase their understanding of sexual and criminal exploitation
  • Provide expertise and advocate for children and young people within multi-disciplinary safeguarding meetings and work collaboratively with other professionals to support interventions which keep children and young people safe and disrupt the activity of perpetrators
  • Offer support and guidance to other professionals, to develop their skills and knowledge when working with children at risk of exploitation

Key Requirements

  • Experience of case work with young people aged 10 to 25 years old and delivering holistic, child centred support
  • Experience of working with vulnerable young people who have experienced abuse or trauma
  • A current driving licence and access to your own car

If you are reading the role profile and you have questions about the role please contact Chantal Greenfield, WiSE Project Manager on 07841 211216.

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.

Further Information

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).

How to Apply

Please find further information about the role here: https://www.ymcadlg.org/opportunity/wise-project-worker-surrey/ Apply online here: https://ymcaintranet.org.uk/internal-application-form/

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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