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Disrupting exploitation project worker

Birmingham, West-Midlands (On-site)
£26,269.74 per annum
Job description
Disrupting Exploitation Project Worker

Permanent contract

35 hours per week but applicant must be flexible and willing to work weekends if required

£26,269,74 per annum / pro rata (plus allowances)

Flexible working hours: 8-4, 9-5, 10-6 or in between (to be agreed with your manager).

Family-friendly policies: Including enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave.

Season ticket loan: Interest free loan for annual or quarterly season tickets for public transport to and from work.

Cycle to work scheme: Save up to 39% on the cost of a new bike and spread the cost across the year.

Pension: Stakeholder pension scheme with company-matched employee contributions of up to 8%.

Death in service benefit: Four times annual salary for all employees.

Discounted health scheme: Simplyhealth cash plan - 20% discounted rate on healthcare such as dental, optical and chiropody for yourself and your children.

Free confidential counselling service: Available to all staff and volunteers

'Xtras': Employee discount scheme offering a range of savings across groceries, fuel, clothing and holidays

Location: JQ modern - Home - 1 Avenue Road

The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 140 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way.

To join the award winning Disrupting Exploitation Programme. This role will be part of a National Programme that works in Greater Manchester, Birmingham and Greater London.

This role is required to work one-to-one with young people who are victims of child exploitation and on systems change.

Systems change means working with contexts, policies and procedures that determine how young people who are exploited are responded to.

Work as a subject matter expert on child exploitation (with a particular focus on child criminal exploitation) to deliver a wide range of systems change 'interventions', which could include training police and partners, writing guidance or producing resources to support improved practice and developing strong partnerships to undertake multi-agency working.

Person specification:

-In order to be considered for this post you will have to demonstrate that you already have:

Experience - Essential

-Relevant experience of working with young people from diverse backgrounds, 1-1 and in a group setting.

-Experience of supporting young people who are dealing with complex safeguarding issues and sensitive issues

-Multi-agency working with police, law enforcement and other voluntary and statutory partners

-Experience of delivering training to professionals.

-Experience of delivering preventative child exploitation projects

-Experience of participation work with young people

Experience - Desirable

-Communicating at all levels, for example with young people and at conferences to large audiences

-Knowledge and understanding of contextual safeguarding

Knowledge - Essential

-Knowledge of relevant policy and legislation as it relates to young people, and specifically exploitation

-Knowledge of relevant policy and practice relating to child protection and safeguarding of young people.

-Subject matter expertise and a sound understanding of the issues facing young people who face risk of exploitation

-Working knowledge of models and methods for one to one and group work with vulnerable young people.

Skills - Essential

-Ability to communicate with young people and professionals, written and verbally, adapting style where necessary

-Ability to manage professional boundaries

-Negotiation and influencing skills

-Training facilitation

-Ability to represent the organisation in a professional, competent and credible manner

-Ability to plan and manage own workload, using your own initiative

-Strategic planning skills

Qualifications and security clearance

-A relevant professional qualification such as Social Work Qualification or another qualification/ significant experience associated with the area of work.

The Children's Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children's lives happier and safer.

Every day we're changing the lives of children in this country for the better - and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

The Children's Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

Therefore, candidates applying for work in our Youth Impact Domain will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate at the point of uploading your CV.

The closing date for applications is the 16th June. If after 14 days, we have received enough applications we reserve the right to close this vacancy from the 31st May onwards.

Interviews will be held on Friday 28th June 2024.

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The Children's Society View profile Company size Size: 501 - 1000
Posted on: 17 May 2024
Closing date: 16 June 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: 5425
Tags: Practitioner