Greater London
£27,500 - £29,000 per year
Temporary, Two years, may be extended subject to funding, Full-time
Job description

Have you experience and a passion for working to support women? We are seeking a new team member to join our small, well-established charity, to support and empower women who experience multiple disadvantages and want to make positive changes to their lives.

We are seeking a Women’s Support Worker to join our Door of Hope team in the East End of London.  The role will involve working directly with women who sell sex in Tower Hamlets; supporting them to make goals and support the changes that they wish to make, through information sharing, advocacy, and practical support.  We offer this whilst also providing a non-judgemental, and confidential space to talk and be heard.

About You:

You will have the commitment and creativity to engage women who can often be isolated and have difficulty engaging with other services.  You will be able to think and work independently, yet also be a supportive colleague to the wider team.  You will have frontline experience of working with vulnerable women/adults.  This might be within the context of domestic/sexual abuse, substance misuse, mental health, or housing. Or it may be of direct experience of women in the sex industry.  You will thrive on supporting women to become empowered and to make positive change. 

You will possess energy, motivation, and professional resilience.  You hold a level of confidence in advocating on behalf of women and to other professionals and services, whilst ever mindful of ways to support and encourage the empowerment of women in the process.

About Us:

We are an established charity with over twenty years’ experience of journeying alongside women who sell sex in the East End of London.  We are embedded within Tower Hamlets and are a key-player within the landscape of the support services within the Borough.

Door of Hope provides a safe and confidential space for women who currently, or in the past, have sold sex and who want support or to exit prostitution.  We work with women to initially ensure their safety from violence or coercion, then to address the underlying issues that lead them to sell sex.  We work within women-centred model and adopt a trauma-informed approach.

We take the well-being of our staff seriously, and actively encourage our team to take time to reflect and to continuously develop their skills and knowledge.  We offer regular clinical supervision, a development and training budget, as well as regular team training and reflection events.  

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Beyond The Streets

We want to see a world where people are free from sexual exploitation, and where those in prostitution have the option to pursue genuine altern... Read more

Refreshed on: 23 October 2021
Closed date: 07 November 2021
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker

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