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The BLAST Project – Young men and boys who have been, are being or are at risk of being sexually exploited, is part of Yorkshire MESMAC. Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.

We expect all our staff and sessional workers to be able to demonstrate the following core competencies.

  • A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice.
  • An ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds in a respectful and empowering way.
  • A strong and full commitment to confidentiality.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team.

The BLAST Project is seeking to appoint a:

Support & Development Worker – The BLAST Project

The overall aim of the role is

  • To establish and deliver services to young men and boys involved in and/or at risk of being sexually exploited which meet their individual needs and improve their life chances and wellbeing.

The primary objectives of the post are:

  • To support Boys and Young Men at the highest risk from Child Sexual Exploitation to

              ·        become safer

             ·         take part in legal processes, if they so choose,

             ·         confidently make informed, positive life choices.

  • To support boys who have experience sexual  exploitation and helping them to address the consequences of their abuse.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide individual, personalized support to young men and boys who are at risk of being sexually exploited in a variety of settings and ways chosen by them, including in face to face meetings, over the telephone,  email, instant messaging etc, where appropriate working in close partnership with other agencies/professionals who are supporting them.
  • To facilitate short, targeted, workplace meetings to train professionals who work with boys and young men to identify those at greatest risk of CSE and to refer them to BLAST.
  • To contribute to multi agency networks and develop new forums, networks and other mechanisms to ensure that the needs and concerns, of young men and boys being or at risk of being sexually exploited, are reflected in all work with Children and Young People in Leeds.
  • Monitoring and Administration in relation to clients supported and the project.

Salary:  NJC Scale 26 – 28 starting at £23,166 to £24,717 pro rata for 18.5 hours per week + 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on completion of probationary period) –salary is reviewed annually. This is a fixed term contract until 31st December 2019. Base will be Leeds/Bradford although there may be travel to other sites.

Application packs can be downloaded here:

Closing date is : Noon on Thursday 2 February 2017

Please note that late applications and CV’s will not be accepted

Interviews will be held on 13 February 2017

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. (Charity no 1040407).

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