Coventry, West Midlands

£19,000 - £22,500 per year

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

KairosWWT exists to increase the life-chances, choices and wellbeing of women caught up in prostitution, affected by or at risk of sexual ... Read more

Job Description

We are delighted to be recruiting for a full-time female Project Worker to join the Kairos WWT team. We are looking for someone who is passionate and committed to empowering vulnerable young women in Coventry to change their lives through 1-1 work and group awareness raising sessions. As a resilient and supportive individual, you will hold a caseload of young women aged 18-24, who are at risk of sexual exploitation and will be able to advocate on their behalf. Through excellent organisational skills, you will be able to plan, co-ordinate and facilitate informative group sessions to educate young women of ways to stay safe. You will have the ability to confidently communicate, adapt to and connect with different audiences.

We are seeking a new addition to the team who will join us in putting our service users at the heart of everything we do. We recruitment women who are compassionate, understanding of women’s circumstances, non-judgemental and adopt a fully-inclusive approach to their work. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dedicated team where personal and professional development is encouraged and welcomed.

This post is restricted to female applicants only under Section 9 of the Equality Act 2010. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.

Main Responsibilities

One-To-One work

  1. Manage a caseload of young women (18-24 years old) affected by or at risk of sexual exploitation.
  2. Undertake referrals and carry out initial assessments - including risk assessments - to devise a holistic and achievable support plan with service user involvement.
  3. Offer floating support to service users, attending appointments and resolving issues that may include, (but are not limited to) housing, benefits, substance misuse, mental, physical, sexual and emotional health.
  4. Deliver and develop 1-1 sessions using the protective behaviours model to promote safety and awareness of sexual exploitation.
  5. Develop and maintain partnerships with key referral agencies to ensure service users access holistic support - this may include signposting, advocacy and attendance at multi-agency meetings.
  6. Respond appropriately to disclosures and safeguarding concerns.

Awareness raising sessions

  1. Lead on planning and delivery of community-based education/awareness raising sessions around sexual exploitation and related topics
  2. Identify key stakeholders and services in the community where sessions will be of benefit, and build, develop and sustain referral pathways and relationships with these
  3. Develop marketing materials and proactively advertise sessions through outbound calls, meetings and emails
  4. Co-ordinate all follow-up 1-2-1 or group referrals from sessions into the rest of the service
  5. Manage all enquiries and bookings for sessions
  6. Co-ordinate any support staff or volunteers assisting with delivery of sessions

Group work

  1. Occasionally support the delivery of weekly group sessions for service users to participate in positive and creative activities that develop their knowledge, skills and confidence
  2. As required support the delivery of the Feeling Safe Summer programme, throughout July and August, to engage young women in positive activities that reduce isolation and increase self-esteem

Volunteers

  1. Act as primary day-to-day contact and supervisor for all Feeling Safe volunteers supporting the service in any capacity
  2. Work with the Feeling Safe Service Manager to identify volunteering vacancies and opportunities and assist in volunteer recruitment and training as required