Birmingham, West Midlands
£20,000 per year
Contract, 2.5 year fixed term contract, Full-time
Job description

Role: Health and Wellbeing Worker (Male Survivors)
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Flexible shift patterns (8am-4pm, 1pm-9pm, weekends and week days)
Location: Safe house location in Birmingham, home working and travel throughout the West Midlands
2.5 year fixed term contract


The West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network (WMASN) CIC connects the various agencies involved in tackling modern day slavery in the West Midlands and beyond. We aim to develop an effective regional multi agency anti-slavery network to raise awareness, reduce the threat and harm of slavery and rescue and support survivors of slavery in the West Midlands geographical area. Developing strategic partnerships and collaborations with other regional, national and international organisations to tackle modern day slavery, including networks, partnerships, agencies and learning establishments is key to the Network achieving its aim.

We are recruiting a Health and Wellbeing Worker (Male Survivors) role for our Place of Safety Project as a result of staff progression into new roles within the project.

The role will require the postholder to provide support and safety for male adult survivors of human trafficking post rescue and/or to prior to a National Referral Mechanism (NRM) referral. You will support the wider team and specialist in promoting the health, wellbeing and safety of survivors, alongside assisting them to make informed decisions about their future.

The successful applicant will support clients to access specialist services and other agencies and work collaboratively as required to ensure prompt access to support, as well as creating, delivering and participating in appropriate social and recreational activities for clients.

Knowledge of modern slavery and human trafficking is essential, as is experience in health/social work/working with vulnerable adults. A good understanding and awareness of the rights and entitlements (including immigration, housing and benefits legislation) of migrants, trafficked persons, asylum seekers and refugees is desirable.

Full training will be provided including Mental Health First Aid and in substance/alcohol misuse support and care as well as continuous training and development whilst in post.

WMASN are committed to inclusive employment practices and we encourage applications from individuals who have lived experience of the issues our organisations address and applicants from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. We encourage applicants to think creatively about how they can meet the requirements of the person specification if there are essential criteria you do not meet, so please do describe this in your application. We are looking for talented individuals who align with our values and support our mission – there are no barriers to how you demonstrate this.

An enhanced DBS check will be required.

Closing Date for Applications – Monday 21st June 12pm
Interview Date – Friday 25th June

This role is suitable for job share on a part-time basis.

Please note we are unable to provide an alternative interview date and all successful candidates must be available on the above date


 

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Posted on: 02 June 2021
Closed date: 21 June 2021
Job ref: 256
Tags: Advocacy, Housing Management

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