Do you hold a Safeguarding level 1 qualification?
Do you have experience of mentoring other staff? Do you have experience of working with individuals who are socially excluded? Do you have experience of working with adults?
Do you have knowledge of the causes and effects related to sexual exploitation? Do you have the ability to communicate with senior professionals from the voluntary and statutory sector? Do you have the ability to develop and influence others?
Do you have commitment to detail, ensuring all work is accurate, concise and understandable? Do you have commitment to equality and diversity? Do you have commitment to the values of Changing Lives?
If so, the Development Worker role may be the role for you.
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
Changing Lives has significantly expanded over the past few years and now works nationally with people experiencing homelessness, addiction and a range of other problems by reaching out into communities. We also offer specialist support services for women and families, provide employment opportunities for our clients, and run several successful social enterprises.
To work as a member of the Changing Lives Through Outreach team providing a safe, confidential and supportive service for women involved in sex work and those who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation.
Interacting with women, offering emotional and practical support, and advising them so they are able to stabilise their situation, and access appropriate services and support.
To promote the service to external agencies and promote good practice with regards to sex work related issues.
The primary aims of the role are; to minimise health and safety risks, and exposure to sexual exploitation, help increase lifestyle choices, explore ways to help women exit sex work, improve health and wellbeing and to offer effective opportunities for peer education, peer-led research and peer support.
Apply for the job
Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form at https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/careers/vacancies/
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.