A Way Out is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to lead on addressing sexual exploitation/ sex-work and the wide range of associated issues, ie. Substance misuse, homelessness, offending, historic trauma, mental health etc.
Role: Exploitation / Sex Work Lead (Prison Mentor)
Hours: Full time (37.5 hrs pw)
A Way Out’s prison work strengthens and builds resilience with females through Pathway 9. The role we are recruiting to will be responsible for specifically engaging with female offenders who disclose involvement with sex work and exploitation preparing them for release by creating robust resettlement plans, identifying and recognizing any triggers upon release in order to reduce the incidence of re-attaching to former networks and return to substance misuse and re-offending. A Way Out aims to enable and empower women and support around the impact of abuse through a trauma informed and asset-based approach, to make positive choices; improving their safety through harm reduction interventions and supporting them throughout their recovery journey increasing opportunities for access to services
The post holder will support the delivery of the prison in-reach, and the outreach and recovery program, meeting and building relationships with female offenders (typically level 3) and holding a caseload of those women with complex needs who have had experience of exploitation, violence, abuse and trauma offering practical and emotional support to encourage and motivate change. The post holder will initiate and facilitate appropriate multi-agency support to reduce risk of harm, along with improving compliance and engagement with probation for women on licence and providing support to report incidents of sexual exploitation to the police.
The post holder will hold a current driving license and have access to a car. It would be ideal if candidates had already achieved prison clearance status. It is an Occupational Requirement that application of this post is open to women only, as permitted under Schedule 9.Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010.