A Way Out’s Blossom Project is seeking to recruit a dynamic Project Worker who has skill and practice in supporting young women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or exploitation.

Blossom Transition Worker

full time, salary: £22,923 pa

This new post will be working across the 4 local authorities in Cleveland (Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland) and be responsible for developing and enhancing understanding and learning linked to young women in the transitional ages between childhood and adulthood in order to bridge the gap between child and adult services.

The project is looking for a worker with proven ability to develop the service which will involve piloting new approaches to develop and enhance the current Blossom service offer; to increase understanding and learning linked to young women around the transitional age (between childhood to adulthood); and to bridge the gap between child and adult services.

The post holder will be supporting young women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or exploitation and will hold a caseload of young women and be responsible for developing 1:1 and peer support programmes utilising evidence-based assessment tools. In addition, the post holder will develop a toolkit in conjunction with the young women from their lived experiences to be shared at a local and potentially national level.

The role will require the post holder to be confident in working alone as well as part of a team and able to represent the organization when working alongside delivery partners. The post holder will also be responsible for performance reporting in conjunction with the Team Leader as well as continued monitoring and evaluation of the project.

The post, funded by t the Child Sexual Abuse transformation fund, is initially offered as a fixed term 15 month contract and A Way Out will be seeking to secure funding beyond this period where possible.

The Blossom Project works with girls and young women aged 13-25 years, who experience multiple disadvantages, to build emotional resilience and to encourage positive life choices, with the aim of preventing young women being at increasing risk of abuse, harm and exploitation. A key aspiration of the project is to prevent the exploitation of vulnerability; the aim being that vulnerable young women or those identified at risk receive holistic support in a structured way through a collaborative assessment and flexible approach. Our delivery model is framed around three core decisive actions: REACH – ENGAGE – EMPOWER with each proposed activity programme linked directly to one or more of these domains.

It is an Occupational Requirement that applications for this post are open to women only, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, or the Equality Act 2010. Enhanced DBS checks will be required.

Closing date: 07.01.20

For more information please go to www.awayout.co.uk

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