Young People's Worker
Reference:west mercia womens aid
Salary: Salary of £23,644 p.a. rising to £24,117 from 1st April 2020.
Employment Type:Fixed Term
Location:West Mercia Women's Aid - GL1
Closing date:18 February 2020 at midday
THIS IS NOT A GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCTY COUNCIL POSITION
Come and join the STREET Team!
[Safe Teenage Relationship Education & Empowerment Team]
Work as part of a new and innovative service for young people who have been affected by domestic abuse – either at home or in their teen relationships.
West Mercia Women’s Aid are working with Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Advice and Support Service (GDASS) to provide county-wide advice and support to young people aged 13 – 19 years who have been affected by domestic abuse, or who are experiencing abuse in their teen relationships. We are looking for people to join us - to make a difference by giving their very best to those that look to us for support.
THE ROLE INVOLVES ….
-engaging young people in assessing their situation and planning for support and safety
-delivering topic-based activities and support in group work settings
-using group work skills as well as 1:1 engagement where appropriate
-communicating effectively with parents/carers
-liaising with local schools and other services for young people
-ensuring the voice of the young person is heard and central
-gathering feedback to inform the shape of the service as it develops
YOU WILL HAVE ….
-A flair for engaging, empowering and inspiring young people-
-A desire to make a difference for young people at a point of vulnerability in their lives
-Experience of delivering group based interventions
-Good knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues
-Sound knowledge and understanding of good practice in safeguarding
-Experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people
-A commitment to the values of empowerment and equality.
-Strong interpersonal skills and good written/verbal communication skills
-The ability to maintain clear professional boundaries.
WMWA CAN OFFER YOU ….-
-37 Hours Per week– fixed term contract to 31st March 2021 (with potential to extend for a period of 12 months)
-Salary of £23,644 p.a. rising to £24,117 from 1st April 2020.
-25 days Annual leave, plus Bank Holidays.
-Regular supervision and support sessions.
-Training and professional development opportunities, including delivery of evidence-based group programmes such as CRUSH and Recovery Toolkit.
-The chance to work for an organisation that is accredited by Women’s Aid Federation England as meeting the standards of excellence required for the domestic abuse sector.
Applications can be made via the Company Website where further information, including the formal application form and job description/person specification, can be downloaded http://www.westmerciawomensaid.org/jobs-volunteering/job-opportunities
Alternatively please submit a Full CV with covering letter.
It is essential that you include the following points:-
-WHY YOU FEEL YOU ARE SUITED TO THIS ROLE?
-WHAT INTERESTS YOU MOST ABOUT THIS POST?
-WHY YOU WANT TO WORK FOR WEST MERCIA WOMEN’S AID?
For more information, please contact Sharon Hanne on 01432 356146.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: NOON – Tuesday 18th FEBRUARY 2020
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 25th February 2020
[Charity No 1078496]All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks & satisfactory references
WMWA values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.