Women’s Outreach Worker – Storehouse: Southend Vineyard

Women’s Outreach Worker – Storehouse: Southend Vineyard

Job Title: Women’s Outreach Worker

Responsible to: Storehouse project manager/Senior Pastor

Working hours: 30 hours a week. Hours to be agreed with line manager.

Essential experience: Experience of working with vulnerable people. An ability to facilitate groups.

Job purpose: To support vulnerable women, particularly those at risk of sexual exploitation, within the Southend area.

Main Responsibilities

  • Reaching out to vulnerable women and sign posting them to relevant services for support.
  • Liaising with other support services and working collaboratively to support clients’ needs and well-being.
  • Accompanying women to relevant appointments, where appropriate.
  • To keep up to date records, case notes, support plans and reports.
  • To recruit and train volunteers for our outreach team.
  • To take part in our regular evening outreach.
  • To respond to any safeguarding concerns appropriately, following Southend Vineyard’s policies and guidelines.
  • To take part in regular team meetings and debrief sessions and give feedback.
  • To help facilitate the running of the Storehouse and support the rest of the staff team, especially in working with women.
  • To represent the ethos and values of Southend Vineyard in all dealings with service users and other providers.
  • To attend any training that is relevant to the role and keep up to date with developments within the sector.

 

Person Specification

Essential

  • Female
  • Experience of working with and supporting vulnerable adults
  • Experience of assessing and escalating safeguarding risks
  • Passionate and patient with a non-judgemental attitude
  • Ability to be self-motivated
  • Ability to maintain clear boundaries, particularly when working with survivors of trauma
  • Ability to invest in your own self-care and wellbeing in a demanding role
  • Ability to maintain open dialogue and accountability with team leaders and colleagues
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to lead and facilitate groups.
  • Sympathy with the ethos and values of Southend Vineyard Church

 

Desirable

  • Experience working within the VAWG sector • Knowledge of issues relating to survivors of sexual exploitation
  • Knowledge of the benefit system and processes
  • Any relevant qualifications or training.

 

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in applying for this role. Please email your CV and cover letter to: sam@southendvineyard.org.uk or nicky@southendvineyard.org.uk.

Your cover letter should include: • An overview of your relevant experience and skills • Why you are interested in working in this area.

The deadline for applications is 30th September. Interviews will take place week beg 10th October

Interviews will take place in October with a view to the successful applicant starting with us as soon as possible.

Salary: Circa £18,500

Please note: a full enhanced DBS check will be required for this position

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk