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Practice Teaching Lead and Team Leader – Advocacy and Support

£33,000 per annum, a generous leave allowance, personal training allowance, plus 5% employer pension contribution

Are you a social worker with at least 2 years post qualifying experience?

Are you passionate about supporting women involved in prostitution?

Are you committed to supporting future social workers to develop their skills and experiences?

Could you lead a team who advocate for women and offer women centred, trauma responsive provision?

This is an exciting time of growth for women@thewell, we are looking for women to join our team, who want to improve the lives of women involved with or at risk of involvement in prostitution- as we work towards the abolition of the sex trade.

About the service: We are a medium sized charity, working tirelessly to improve the lives of women involved in or at risk of prostitution. We support around 300 women each year through our drop in, advocacy, outreach and exiting services. Through our national and international campaigning and policy work women@thewell seek to influence, shape and change the political environment regarding sexual exploitation.

About the role: You will develop our practice teaching hub, and manage our advocacy and support service ensuring effective, high quality support for women involved in prostitution. You will also work closely with external agencies, volunteers and the Centre Manager. women@thewell aspires to offer a service that is respectful of the trauma clients may have experienced and this role will require a good understanding of how this will permeate the way the services are offered and managed.

About you: You will
  • Be a qualified social worker with at least 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Have, or be willing to undertake, a Practice Teaching Qualification
  • Be resilient and flexible in your approach to the needs of women,
  • Be self-motivated and driven to make change happen
  • Be able to think therapeutically and holistically about the needs of clients and your team.
  • Possess strong crisis management skills,
  • Have key strengths in risk management, planning and safeguarding.
  • Have the confidence and experience to manage a team.
  • Have experience of service delivery and have worked with people experiencing various aspects of severe and multiple disadvantage, e.g. rough sleeping or problems with accommodation, substance use issues, mental health issues, experiences of sexual violence, problems with the criminal justice system or the immigration system or victims of trafficking and modern slavery.

In return, we offer great employee benefits including five percent employer pension contribution, a generous holiday entitlement, external clinical supervision along with a strong focus on learning and development.

Contact recruitment@watw.org.uk or 54-55 Birkenhead Street London WC1H 8BB for an application pack.

Application deadline: 9am on the 9th December 2019

Interviews will take place between the 5th and 13th December 2019