STEP OUT Child Exploitation Project Worker
Step Out is a well-respected, grass roots voluntary sector service, experts in working with young people who are at risk of, victims or survivors of Child Exploitation and are part of the wider organisation Donnington Doorstep Family Centre with over 33 years’ experience within our community.
We offer compassionate, holistic support to young people through nurturing and trusting relationships, creating a safe space and providing a flexible approach. We work from the principles of Youth Work methodology and Participatory practice. Our practice is based on a contextualised safeguarding approach, understating that young people are vulnerable to abuse in a range of social contexts and ensuring protection, prevention and support is offered accordingly. We know that young people who are supported emotionally are better placed to thrive and develop new skills and confidence.
As part of the STEP OUT Project Team you will support the development of the project working alongside children, young people and families at risk of, victims and survivors of child exploitation.
You will form supportive relationships with the young people that encourage and enable them to make informed choices about their future. You will support young people to address a variety of issues and identified needs. This will include supporting young people to leave exploitative relationships and through their transition and recovery.
You will be involved in a network of partner agencies across the county, advising on good practice issues related to working with this client group and developing new ways of working.
You will be involved in challenging prejudice and raising awareness of the issues for exploited children and young people by delivering training and providing case consultation to other individuals, groups and professionals.
As an active team member you will be expected to contribute to development of practice and the monitoring and evaluating systems in place and support the development of the project.
For more info please visit: http://www.donnington-doorstep.org.uk/about/step-out-project-worker.php
Salary / Rate: £23,376 to £25,974 p.a. pro rata