Job Vacancy – Stockport Without Abuse – Children and Young People’s Worker – Community

Job Title: Children and Young People’s Worker – Community
Salary/ Rate: £11,770 (pro-rata of FTE £23,541)
Location: Stockport
Closing Date: 9am, Monday 18th October 2021
Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Fixed term 12-month contract with the possibility of extension subjected to funding

Stockport Without Abuse is a highly regarded specialist charity, raising awareness of domestic abuse, supporting and empowering individuals and families affected by domestic abuse.

We are looking to recruit a Children and Young Peoples Worker to work with children and families in community accommodation to:
• Increase children’s recognition of their feelings (including physical/somatic sensations);
• Increase children’s vocabulary and ability to explain their feelings;
• Increase children’s socialisation skills;
• Validate feelings, and help children to understand that it’s okay to have different and/or very strong feelings;
• Support children to develop helpful strategies to express feelings in ways that are safe;
• Strengthen positive parenting skills and build positive relationships.

You must have experience of developing and delivering outcome based children and parent sessions, and be able to work creatively and collaboratively to a high standard. If you believe that you have the qualities and skills to meet this challenging opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

Main purpose of the post:
As our Children and Young Peoples Worker, you will be responsible for developing and delivering meaningful, interactive and supportive one to one and small group sessions with children and young people aged 3-16 in community housing settings, who have been affected by domestic abuse,
focusing on validating feelings, and helping children develop strategies to express their feelings in ways which are safe.

You will also be supporting parents in supporting their children in transition to a new living environment and promoting and building working links and relationships with other child and family focused agencies in the locality and wider community, particularly health visitors, maternity team and safeguarding services to establish a multi-agency response supporting children affected by domestic abuse.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please call 0161 477 4294 for an informal discussion. The job description, person specification and application forms are available to download on our website

Applications only – CV’s are NOT accepted for this role.

Please send your completed application, monitoring documents and covering letter to:

Closing date for applications is Monday 18th October 2021 at 9.00am.

Interviews will be held on Friday 29th October 2021 via Zoom video conference.

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