YMCA WiSE Parents and Carers Worker

YMCA DownsLink Group
£25,000 - £29,999
15 Oct 2020
13 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

YMCA WiSE Parents and Carers Worker

Eastbourne, working across East Sussex

Fixed Term until 31st October 2021

29.6 Hours per week (0.8 FTE)

£27,140 per annum (pro-rata)

£21,712 per annum (actual)

YMCA DownsLink Group’s WiSE 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 supporting parents and carers whose children are victims of sexually exploitation or considered at risk of sexual or other forms of exploitation.

We are looking for an experienced Parent and Carers Worker, with the confidence to develop a new support offer for 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.

The role involves significant time lone working whilst supporting parents and carers 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.

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 pro rata, 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: Monday 19th October 2020 at 9am

Interview date: To Be Confirmed

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).

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

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