Leeds, West Yorkshire
£25,845 per year
Temporary, Up to end of Jan 2024, Full-time
Job description

 We are looking to appoint a someone who is passionate about advocating for and supporting trauma informed support to young people and women who are victims/survivors of sexual exploitation.

Working as part of the STAGE (Support to Overcome Trauma for Adult Survivors of Grooming and Sexual Exploitation) Partnership Project, you will be supporting women using a theory of change which includes engaging through assertive outreach, helping to overcome trauma and complex emotions, empowering to build positive social networks and building on strengths through exploring their options. You will also be responsible for facilitating our award winning Lionesses group service to young people who have received 1:1 support from Basis. You will support women to access the Criminal Justice System should they wish to do so, enabling women to stay safe and bringing perpetrators to justice.

Further information

We are looking for someone who understands how trauma affects people and is able to offer a trauma – informed response, is respectful in engagement with clients, colleagues, and with partner agencies and understands the vital importance of trusting relationships. At Basis we work hard to recognise each person as individual, without judgement and tailor support based on their needs. We are looking for someone who works pragmatically and creatively to ensure women can access the services they need and want (and as they change throughout their engagement with us), who seeks out partnership opportunities to offer further support, who pro-actively and effectively advocates for the individual, challenges stigma and never gives up on someone.

We welcome applications from women with relevant lived experience, recognising the value in this as well as any transferable skills that may not be mentioned in the person specification. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, and other women who experience racism and trans (identifying as women) and non-binary as they are currently under-represented within our staff team. All appointments will be are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description and person specification. 

Working at Basis means being part of a fun, dynamic and vibrant workforce; we also offer a benefits package including flexible working, contributory pension (4%), significant opportunities to access training, childcare vouchers, funded external supervision and an Employee Assistance package.

Deadline:  Dec 8th (midday) | Interview date  Dec. 13th

You will be based in Leeds (in-office work will be COVID-19 dependent) and may need to work unsocial hours. There is some free parking but parking near the office will also be reimbursed.

Basis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. This post will be subject to enhanced DBS check.

Because of the nature of the work this post is open to women only.  Sex discrimination act 1975 exemption S7 (2) (e) applies.

Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role.

Additional documents
Job Description and Person Specification Sexual Exploitation Specialist (YP and Adults) (.pdf)
Application Form (.docx)
Equal Opportunities Form (.docx)
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Posted on: 25 November 2021
Closing date: 08 December 2021
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker

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