Southend Vineyard – Women’s outreach worker

Southend Vineyard – Women’s outreach worker

Southend Vineyard is a vibrant local church that has existed in the community for 25 years. Our strapline is Reaching Out Changing Lives and we seek to achieve this through different ministries. One of these is the Promise Project which is an outreach to women who are being exploited through prostitution. We are looking for someone, preferably with experience of working with women with complex needs, to be involved in the Promise Project outreach, to facilitate a drop in and to support the wider outreach projects of Southend Vineyard. We need someone who is sympathetic to and able to support and promote the Christian aims, objectives, ethos and values that underpin the project. They also need to be self-motivated, with a flexible approach and an ability to work within professional boundaries.

Job Title: Women’s outreach worker
Location: Southend (multi-site within the town centre)
Salary: 13,738 per annum
Hours: 24 hours per week, may involve a need to work evenings and weekends
Pension: Auto enrolment
Reporting to: Senior Pastor/Storehouse Manager
Closing Date for applications: Friday 8th March This post is open to WOMEN ONLY and is subject to exemption from the Sex Discrimination Act Section 7.2e.

All applications should include a covering letter and CV to be sent to admin@southendvineyard.org.uk. For any additional information or enquiries, please email or call 01702 612900 and ask to speak to Sam or Rob.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:
To establish a discrete weekly drop in session for women involved in prostitution.
To communicate closely with the women’s outreach team and attend outreach sessions as and when required.
To assist at our weekly women’s session at the Storehouse.
To undertake comprehensive assessment and identification of client need alongside robust assessment of risk.
To engage with other agencies to support the women and develop a multi-agency response to their needs.
To establish next steps once needs have been assessed and to develop and progress support plans.
To support with appointments where appropriate as well as Multi Agency meetings when relevant.
To document key statistics and outcomes.
To attend relevant training sessions.

Person Specification:
An ability to demonstrate a non-judgmental, respectful and empathic approach throughout their work.
An understanding of substance misuse, treatment, recovery and routes into and out of sex work.
An understanding of the role in a professional context and an ability to hold clear boundaries within their work.
Able to prioritise and evaluate own work, showing flexibility when required.
Ability to work under pressure.
Show awareness of personal safety and good risk assessment skills.
Computer literate
Good verbal and written communication skills
Desirable: Degree level or equivalent qualification