Closing in 5 days
Reigate, Surrey (Hybrid)
£28,880 per year
Contract, Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2024, Full-time
Actively Interviewing
Job description

YMCA What is Sexual Exploitation (WiSE) is a specialist services that works across Brighton and Hove, Surrey and East Sussex to support children and young people to stay safe in their relationships. A small, unique, charitable project supporting children and young people vulnerable to or experiencing child sexual exploitation. Be a part of a local, supportive team who share the common goal to provide holistic, trauma informed support. We work collaboratively around creation and sharing of resources, community knowledge, contextual safeguarding and team support.

We are recruiting a full-time (37 hours per week) WiSE Project Worker on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2024. This is an exciting and dynamic role; providing holistic, child centred support to children and young people ranging from 10 to 25 years old who have been identified as being at significant risk of, or victims of sexual exploitation, with the possibility of some cases being victims of criminal exploitation.

You will be co-located at Reigate Police Station with their Exploitation Team, working across the boroughs of East Surrey. 

You will work collaboratively with other agencies and provide consultations, support, advice and guidance to professionals around CSE. However, much of your time will be spent supporting children and young people within the community and a significant part of the role will involve lone working. You will manage a small caseload of high risk, complex cases of children and young people using session plans around topics such as; healthy relationships, consent, sexual health, porn, boundaries, self-esteem, grooming, child sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation. 

Your expected working pattern is 9.00 - 5.00 from Monday to Friday. This role is hybrid and involves a combination of work from home and office-based work.

Who You Are 

You are passionate about supporting young people at risk, with ability to successfully manage challenging situations whilst remaining calm and solution focused. You will have knowledge of the risks posed to vulnerable young people through criminal and sexual exploitation, along experience in managing consistent standards in safeguarding, child protection and or protection of vulnerable adults, and knowledge of issues affecting vulnerable children and young people.

You will ideally have a qualification in Youth Work / Social Work or equivalent qualification; or equivalent comparable experience working directly with vulnerable young people. You will have experience of working with vulnerable children and young people who have experienced abuse or trauma, being able to work independently; whilst managing a caseload of young people and the ability to build supportive relationships with them.

We also know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

It’s essential you hold a current driving license with access to your own car as you will traveling across a number of boroughs. 

As part of our commitment to being a Trauma-Informed Organisation, all frontline staff have access to regular group Reflective Practice Supervision. 

Closing date for this role 10 July; Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly and interviews arranged on a rolling basis 


YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Posted on: 13 June 2022
Closing date: 10 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work

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