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Outreach Worker (BAMER)

Coventry, West Midlands, England

£24,174 FTE

Permanent

Outreach Worker (BAMER)

Location: Coventry

Salary: £24,174 FTE

Hours: 30 hrs per week (including evening and weekend work when needed)

Closing Date: 3 rd May

About the Company:

Our client has been delivering specialised support services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse for the last 36 years and supports over 8500 women, men and children through their services every year.

As Outreach Worker, it will be your job to enable victims and survivors from black and minority ethnic groups, who have or are still experiencing sexual violence or abuse, to have access to appropriate support, advocacy, information and justice. To build knowledge and understanding of sexual violence across Coventry's communities to actively reduce the prevalence of sexual violence, abuse and inequalities.

Outreach Worker Responsibilities:

* To raise awareness of the impacts and effects of sexual violence and abuse, particularly in relation to race and ethnicity and to ensure that victims and survivors receive appropriate responses and information.
* To work within the principles of their victim centred approach and equal opportunities and adhere to an anti-oppressive approach in all working practices.
* To develop partnership working and referral pathways with targeted community groups and professionals to ensure women and girls in Coventry have equitable access to their services.
* To assist in developing and providing a variety of outreach services to victims and survivors who, due to their race or ethnicity, may not access mainstream services.
* To provide support, advocacy and information to victims and survivors of sexual violence and abuse within community settings.
* To assist in the design and development of culturally sensitive and accessible literature and social media.
* To deliver training/awareness rising to professionals, groups that have contact with victims of sexual violence, in underrepresented groups to enable appropriate and informed responses and referral.
* To deliver group-work and workshops to young people (with a BAMER focus) at risk of experiencing sexual violence.
* To record and maintain project monitoring and evaluation.
* To adhere to policies and procedures.
* To participate in line management support and supervision.
* To attend staff meetings and training as required.
* To work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as required.
* To carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the post and it's grading as requested by the Strategic Lead.

Outreach Worker Requirements:

Essential:

* Due to the unique nature of this work there is an occupational requirement for this role to be filled by a female from a black and minority ethnic background.
* Knowledge and understanding of the nature of sexual violence and abuse and its effects on victims and survivors.
* Knowledge and understanding of discrimination.
* Knowledge and understanding of the particular issues facing black and minority ethnic victims and survivors and the discrimination they experience.
* Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to produce written reports.
* Experience of delivering training/awareness rising within a range of settings.
* Experience of providing support, information and advocacy to victims and survivors of sexual violence.
* Experience of working with a range of agencies in the statutory and voluntary sector.
* Knowledge of safeguarding and the importance of confidentiality in this area of work.
* Ability to work on own initiative, in partnership and as part of a team.
* Understanding of the importance of monitoring and evaluation.
* Car user.

Desirable:

* Additional languages to English spoken.
* Experience of delivering training in relation to sexual violence.

Outreach Worker Benefits:

* 25 days annual leave + 12 bank holidays (FTE)
* Company pension scheme
* Free parking
* The opportunity to work in an organisation with a strong feminist ethos

Undertake any other duties that fall within the nature of the role and responsibilities of the post holder as deemed appropriate by the Strategic Lead and senior management team.

All of the qualities we are looking for may be demonstrated through skills and experiences in paid or unpaid work.

If you meet the Outreach Worker requirements and feel the role would be a good fit, then please apply today with your CV and a personal statement!

Posted 10 days ago

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