We are currently recruiting for a long term funded post for a Crisis Resource Worker. You will be working with a small, mighty and very passionate charity to make a difference to the lives of young female survivors of sexual abuse. This is a part time post of 3 days. The closing date for the post is 28th March with interviews being held on 3rd/4th April.
Within the Crisis Resource role you would help and support young women at point of disclosure to establish physical and emotional safety by accessing accommodation, additional support and developing the immediate coping skills and safety strategies they may need. You will provide short-term (12 - 15 sessions) one-to-one intervention support. Your knowledge of how the cycle of sexual abuse and men's violence against women and girls impacts on repeat homelessness for young women will be vital. You will support and advocate for Young Women to access accommodation and develop the tools and techniques, they need in the short-term to establish safety enough to be able to engage within the wider SAY community while awaiting allocation of their keyworker.
Main Duties of the role are:
- Respond to initial referrals to the resource service and provide welcome/info sessions for young female survivors (age 16-25 yrs), of childhood sexual abuse/exploitation/rape/sexual assault/commercial sexual exploitation and/or other forms of sexual violence, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness at point of disclosure.
- Provide short-term Crisis Resource support 1:1s (emotional and practical) identifying key areas for support, and Building Crisis Resources, safety, strengths, and resilience for the Young woman.
- Liaise with referrer(s) when and if required and Signpost/link to other practical support services as required.
- Manage referrals to the resource service and contact & promotional calls to those on waiting list.
- Maintain contact with young women on the waiting list for Keywork support and provide individual on-call check in support as and when required.
- Knowledge and understanding of issues related to sexual abuse and Men's Violence against women & Girls
- Knowledge and understanding of issues related to homelessness.
- Minimum of 1 years' experience of working with young people in at least one of these areas (above) in a support and/or counselling role.
- Understanding of the feminist analysis of Sexual abuse and homelessness inequality and ability to work from that perspective.
- Experience and ability in safe planning crisis management and intervention.
- Ability and can show evidence of managing and prioritising own responsibilities.
Benefits: Generous pension scheme, commencing after probation period; 28 days annual leave (based on full time work), plus public holidays, Robust induction training, ongoing training and CPD opportunities; Access to external supervision.
The post is open to women only (exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010) and is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Check.
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