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
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.
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.
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.
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 role, we 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.