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Specialist Support Worker (Exeter)

SSWE-B-D-35453
Between £18,895.50 to £20,748.00 per annum,
Permanent
37.5 / per week - Full-Time
Exeter

Do you have experience supporting others? Want to help victims of modern slavery and human trafficking? If so we would like to hear from you.

The Liberty Project provides people with more than just a safe place to stay. While staying at the Liberty Project, customers receive support tailored to their individual needs. Our team support with financial and legal advice, accessing services such as healthcare and counselling, helping with educational opportunities and supporting customers when engaging with the authorities pursing a criminal case against perpetrators. 

Our Support Workers have specialist knowledge and expertise of human trafficking and understand the impact this has on individuals, their children and families. We strive to promote a sense of self-choice and control, encouraging customers to make informed choices for themselves. The ultimate aim of this service is to support people to move forward with their life - whether this is returning to their home country, applying for Asylum, or providing support to help them resettle and find work. The Liberty Project provides a safe house as well as an outreach service to victims of trafficking who don’t require supported accommodation.

The Specialist Support Worker we are recruiting for must be highly motivated, assertive and flexible to work. Full training will be provided. We are looking for individuals who are able and confident to lone work on a rolling rota which includes weekends, evenings and some unsociable hours and take part in an out of Hours On-Call System periodically.

BCHA are a diverse and growing specialist housing, learning and support provider based on the South Coast. BCHA helps people off the streets, out of abuse, over skills barriers and into independence and work, providing a range of accommodation, support, training and work opportunities.

Previous support work experience is desired and ideally the successful candidates will have an understanding of or an interest in the issues faced by victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. Training will be provided but you must be willing to update your knowledge and understanding of this sector as you work, which BCHA will support you with.

We are looking for resilient, flexible and reliable people who are passionate about making a difference to people's lives and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to our services. Previous experience of working within a similar role is essential.

BCHA are seeking candidates who possess excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to make decisions, along with good administration skills including the ability to use Word, Excel and Databases.

A full UK driving licence and a car are essential to fulfill this position. Travel expenses are paid at 45p per mile relating to any travel during work activities. It is expected that the successful candidate will carry an Outreach caseload which will involve a considerable amount of travel.

 





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