WiSE Project Worker - West Surrey

Posted 2 days ago by The Guardian
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 - 25 years old across West Surrey. The WiSE Project supports children and young people experiencing, or at risk of sexual exploitation. This role will support children and young people across West Surrey with work in other areas of the county as needed.You will be co-located at Guildford Police Station with their Exploitation Team, but with opportunity to work from home. However, much of your time will be spent supporting children and young people within the community and the role involve significant time lone working.We prefer to see 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.Core 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 exploitationKey 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 license and access to your own carExpected working patternMonday to Friday with evenings and weekends on occasion if needed. This post will be based out of Guildford Police Station.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 InformationYMCA 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).

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