Staines, Surrey
Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey
£27,140 per year (pro-rata)
Contract, Part-time, 22 Hours per Week
Job description

The WiSE Project supports children and young people experiencing, or at risk of sexual exploitation and we are seeking an experienced worker to join our innovative, award winning team in North Surrey.

This is a varied role which primarily involves delivering child centred, holistic and psychoeducational support to children and young people ranging from 10 – 25 years old within the boroughs of Spelthorne and Runnymede. 

The successful applicant will be experienced in supporting children and young people who have experienced abuse or trauma which may suit someone who has previously held a support worker, youth worker or social worker role.

The WISE Project Worker role is funded by Heathrow Community Trust and they will be joining an experienced and supportive team who deliver services across Surrey and Sussex.  A significant proportion of the Wise Project Worker’s time will involve supporting children and young people in the community and requires independent working.  They will be able to co-locate at Staines Police Station with their exploitation team, but also with opportunities to work from home.

Core Role Responsibilities

  • Provide intensive support to a caseload of children and young people 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
  • Creating and delivering holistic, child-centred support plans to keep them safe from harm and increase their understanding of sexual and criminal exploitation
  • Provide expertise and advocate for children and young people within multi-disciplinary safeguarding meetings.  Working collaboratively with other professionals to support interventions which keep children and young people safe and disrupt the activity of perpetrators
  • Offer support and guidance to other professionals, to develop their skills and knowledge when working with children at risk of exploitation

Essential Requirements

  • Experience of case work with young people aged 10 to 25 years old and delivering holistic, child centred support
  • Experience of working with vulnerable young people who have experienced abuse or trauma
  • A Current driving licence and access to your own car


This is challenging, yet very rewarding work.  Line management and case support will be provided by YMCA DownsLink Group. WiSE staff receive regular 1-to-1 clinical supervision and group Reflective Practice Supervision.

Please ensure you read the Person Specification within the Application Pack, which will need to be evidenced within the application form. .

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

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).  Roles based within the Police station, will also be required to undertake additional police vetting.

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Posted on: 24 February 2021
Closed date: 18 March 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work