CSA Emotional Support Worker
Location: Face to face delivery South-East London, agile working for all other duties, office location Southwark
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Permanent subject to funding
Hours of work: 17.5 hours per week – sometimes worked flexibly
Salary: Grade B Point 1 £25,650 to Point 5 £31,050 (£12,825-£15,390) pro rata
About Safer London
Safer London is a leading charity working with young Londoners and their families affected by violence and exploitation. We believe that all young Londoners can have a positive and productive future.
We’re paving the way for young Londoners to reach their full potential. We’re here for them, wherever they are and whenever they’re ready. To work for us you’ll be an exceptional individual with a genuine desire to work alongside people to transform their lives. You’ll be talented, courageous, committed – a change maker.
We take time to understand the contexts where violence and exploitation happen and are committed to embedding contextual safeguarding approaches. We understand that all the children, young people and families that access our services are likely to have experienced trauma and use our understanding of these experiences as the building blocks of support. Our work is shaped by the identities and experiences of those we work alongside.
In everything we do we:
- prioritise creating safe and trusted relationships
- celebrate and build on strengths
- involve young people in the shaping of our services and provide a platform for their voices to be heard
- innovate, reflect, and commit to learning, we will hold our hands up when we get things wrong.
- recognise we can’t know it all and support other professionals when another trusting relationship already exists.
Issues of racial justice are central to the work we do. We are fully committed to anti-racism and actively oppose systemic oppression of any form. We celebrate diversity and challenge inequality. As an organisation, we will proactively become part of the solution, since we are not prepared to sit back, do nothing, and be part of the problem.
About the role
We are looking for a CSA Emotional Support Worker, an expert in your field, someone who is motivated, willing to learn and grow. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to play an integral role in improving the lives of young Londoners, their families, peers, and communities.
In this role you will provide one to one support to children, young people, non-abusive parents or carers who are affected by child sexual abuse. This includes child sexual abuse within the family, sexual abuse perpetrated outside of the family and including child sexual exploitation.
Core responsibilities of the role are, but not limited to:
- Delivering effective and appropriate services to children, young people, and families in line with the Safer London model of work ensuring that young Londoners receive the required support to meet their individual assessed needs.
- Undertaking high quality case recording in line with the highest standards and best practice principles.
- Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding and evidence-based practice.
- Demonstrate a high level of resilience to effectively manage complex cases in line with Safeguarding children and young people.
- Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and demonstrate competency by effective case management.
- Consistent case recording, attention to detail, ongoing review of cases.
- Making appropriate onward referrals, signposting children, and young people to support services and positive activities.
- Working with partners, communities, and other key stakeholders to deliver the service effectively.
- Working creatively with colleagues to generate project resources and materials as required.
If you are a committed, resilient, and experienced CSA Emotional Support Worker and believe you have what it takes to help us to improve the safety of young Londoners and their families then please apply.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect anyone who works and volunteers with us to share this commitment.
We request an enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check as part of the recruitment process.
At Safer London we value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We know that in order to make London a safer place for the young people that live here, we need a diverse range of perspectives, experience, and knowledge.
Our Benefits Package
Safer London continually reviews its pay and offers generous benefits:
- Safer London is an agile working organisation. This means you have flexibility to work across different locations e.g. from home, our current office premises (Southwark) and community locations (café/co-working spaces) when you are not delivering face to face work in the community.
- Our Flexible Working Policy allows requests from day 1.
- Pension Scheme
- Season Ticket Loans
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Mental Health Free Helpline
- Death in Service Benefit
- Acting up, additional responsibilities and student supervisor roles provide opportunities to develop and progress your career. Recognised by additional pay.
- Holiday Allowance - You will be entitled to 28 days holiday plus bank holidays and other statutory holidays, part time employees receive a pro-rata entitlement
- Annual leave linked to length of service - 3 years’ service 30 days and 5 years’ service 33 days, part time employees receive a pro-rata entitlement.
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