RAPE & SEXUAL ABUSE (RASA) CENTRE JOB DESCRIPTION – POWER PROJECT WORKER
Job Title: Power Project Worker Responsible to: Children’s Service Manager Salary/Grade: £24,000 per annum Annual leave 25 days per annum Hours: 35 hours per week, including evening hours.
Outreach across Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral Funding is available for this post until 31st March 2024.
Post to commence on 1st December 2022 or as soon as possible after that date (subject to notice period).
RASA Merseyside reserves the right only to recruit women. This has legal verification as a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOQ) under the Equality Act 2010. RASA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff to share in this commitment. Job Purpose To work within a multi-agency setting to provide a mentoring service to children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse. This includes the ability to: • work in the community, either seeing young people in schools, family homes, or other agency settings. • assess each individual young person and work with them to identify a care plan on how best to meet their needs, including what they would like to achieve from support that will enable them to overcome the impact of the sexual abuse that they have experienced • focus on activities that promote personal development, boost confidence, and promote positive mental health. For example, psycho-education, exploring positive coping strategies and being proactive in support the young person to try these strategies • be proactive in identifying what support is available to the young person in the local community, and work alongside them to engage them in different activities • offer information and guidance on a range of issues, including sexual health, drug and alcohol misuse, keep safe work, and other relevant issues depending on the young person’s circumstances • offer guidance to key care givers on how best to support their young person • support young people to participate in the shaping and development of RASA Youth (young people’s participation group) Duties and Responsibilities For all clients • Consider safeguarding issues when engaging with clients and caregivers, adhering to local and RASA safeguarding policies • Understand and follow all local safeguarding procedures for adults and children in the boroughs in which you work and apply them rigorously • Undertake initial assessments for risk and needs on all new clients in Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral, ensuring full information collection, recording and storage • Develop individual care plan to address risks/support/safety needs of client. • Refer high risk clients to appropriate services • Help clients to access appropriate services e.g. make referrals to CAMHS, social care etc. • Provide time-limited face to face and remote mentoring to clients as appropriate • Carry a caseload of clients • Provide support and guidance to clients’ caregivers as necessary. • Help client to develop own support network. • Where relevant, keep other agencies informed about important changes in client’s situation with client’s consent General • Manage a caseload effectively • Maintain and monitor written and digital records of all cases as appropriate. • Follow procedures and protocols with other services so that the safety of the client is kept central to any process • Work in a multi-agency context, liaising with other agencies as appropriate • Maintain effective communication systems with key partners including but not limited to: social care, education, primary care trust (mental and sexual health), voluntary sector organisations, CAMHS, CAFCASS • Complete reports required by RASA and other agencies • Contribute to the development of service policies, protocols, guidelines and strategies within area of practice as necessary • Participate in team meetings and peer review • Provide specialist advice to other workers and agencies, including participation in delivery of training sessions • Have a clear understanding of the myths and facts of sexual violence and working with the impact of trauma • Be fully aware of resources available regarding interpreters, signers etc. • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of the service • Contribute to the development of service policies, protocols, guidelines and strategies within area of practice as necessary.
Please note the closing date for applications: 09/12/22