Child Sexual Exploitation Practitioner (Residential) - Ealing

Location: Ealing (CSE)

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 31 October 2021

Salary: Starting salary between £24,655 - £25,726, rising incrementally to £26,477

Specific Hours: Full Time 40 hours per week, shift work including weekends and bank holidays

Child Sexual Exploitation Practitioner (Residential) - Ealing

Salary: Starting between £24,655 - £25,726, rising incrementally to £26,477

Shifts (8.00 to 18.00 & 12.30 to 22.30)

Full Time 40 hours per week, shift work including weekends and bank holidays

West Ealing, W13

Be part of our cutting-edge work to safeguard young people in the community at risk of CSE, gang involvement and drug related risks within the community. The role involves helping girls placed to understand the impact of the abuse they have suffered and identifying young females as victims of exploitation. You will be involved in delivering therapeutic interventions to support young females impacted by the trauma of exploitation with emotional and mental health difficulties.

About the Role

As a CSE Practitioner,  you will provide direct support and care for young females aged 12 to 17 years. Our young people have complex emotional and mental health difficulties (such as trauma and loss) and often struggle to regulate their emotions. Working within a therapeutic framework, you will develop a direct programme of work aimed at building life skills, teaching young women to strengthen their risk competence, develop a restorative learning approach to behaviour and manage their own safety within the community

You will engage in intensive key working, with closely supervised activities and will be responsible for providing detailed reports and monitoring.

This role would suit candidates with high levels of emotional resilience and self-awareness to deal with social emotional and mental health needs given the nature of risks managed within a closely monitored and supervised environment.

About Us

Our vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved and happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.

St Christopher's is a leading charity for children and young people and we are proud of our history for providing fostering, children's homes and a range of innovative leaving care services across the UK & Isle of Man.  We have a passionate commitment to our young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do.  We provide positive life experiences for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental or foster home.

We are an equal opportunity employer and keen to develop an inclusive workforce were people feel they belong.  We hope to attract applications from under- represented groups including people from different cultures, nationalities, socio economic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, religion, faith, sex, orientation, child care responsibilities and with gender diverse identities.

St Christopher’s Academy

At St Christopher`s we can provide more than just a care job. We can offer you a career where you can develop your skills and knowledge while making a difference to young people’s lives.

When you join St Christopher’s, we will set you up in your career with a tailored development plan. Whether you want to move across to a different service, become a Manager or just explore further your current rolewe will support you to map out your career trajectory and help you achieve your professional ambitions. If you want to learn more about St Christopher’s Academy, please click here

We are proud that 84% of all our Team Leaders, Deputies and Managers are internal promotions. 

What are we looking for?

  • Desirable Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent (i.e Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People Workforce with the children's social care pathway).
  • 1 years work experience in Mental Health, Learning disabilities, Autism, supporting families in the community, class room assistant, SENCO or Youth Work.
  • Genuine commitment to working and supporting Young People to achieve their full potential.
  • Ability to build genuine and trusting relationships with young people and encourage their independence.
  • A working knowledge of key legislation regarding Safeguarding practices relating to children and young people
  • Understanding of the issues surrounding child sexual exploitation and the impact of trauma. .
  • Creativity, enthusiasm and energy to inspire and encourage young women to achieve great things.
  • Willingness & flexibility to undertake shift working including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

What you should expect from us

  • Starting salary at £24,655 - £25,726, rising incrementally to £26,477 based on performance.
  • Tailored career development plan through our “St Christopher’s Academy”.
  • A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
  • 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, pro-rata.
  • Industry Leading training programme including access to level 3 qualifications, children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, Mental health and therapeutic interventions ,
  • Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.
  • Discount shopping scheme at hundreds of retailers across the UK.
  • Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.

Recruitment Process

At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. The application process consists of the following:

  • Short online questionnaire (including some situational judgement questions).

  • Online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements. When completing the online application form, we would like you to answer the two following questions below in the supporting statement section:

    • Please evidence your understanding of safeguarding and your knowledge of child development & adolescence.

    • Please explain how you would promote participation and collaborative working with young people.

For more information or assistance during the application process, please contact recruitment@stchris.org.uk

Job Description and Person Specification

We advise you to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and this opportunity might be filled before the stated closing date.

St Christopher’s Fellowship has a minimum age requirement of 21 for roles working directly with children and young people in our residential and semi-independent Homes.

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