Reporting to the Youth & Communities Manager, the Female Gang and Sexual Exploitation Worker will be responsible for the provision, development and high-quality delivery and co-ordination of our female gangs and sexual exploitation. This is focused on the informal education, personal and social development for young women referred with the aim of reducing the involvement and impact of gang activity and sexual exploitation.
To support the Youth & Communities Department in achieving its targets. This is to include (not exhaustive):
- Leading on our female work around gangs and sexual exploitation
- Drive opportunities for female participants via 1-2-1 and group work
- Mentor participants to improve their life experiences
- Develop and grow our offer for and co-ordination of our female gangs and sexual exploitation
- Ensure monitoring and evaluation data on VIEWS & Referral log is current and comprehensive.
There will also be an expectation to support the delivery of other areas of work to ensure the required working hours are covered:
- Develop and deliver innovative interventions to address the needs of young women affected by gangs, criminal exploitation, and sexual exploitation.
- Support young women affected by gangs, criminal exploitation, and sexual exploitation with wide-ranging practical issues such as healthcare, housing, managing difficult emotions, relationships, substance misuse and financial independence, through a holistic and solution-focused approach. This will include helping service users successfully access specialist services in these areas.
- Hold a caseload of young women who have been affected by gang related crime, serious youth violence and sexual exploitation.
- Support family members and carers to access services and safeguard young people affected by gang related crime serious youth violence and sexual exploitation.
- Work closely with stakeholders, schools, youth organisations and key partners to deliver awareness and educations sessions to young women entrenched in gang activity, serious youth violence and sexual exploitation.
- Actively research and network with other organisations working with women affected by gangs, criminal exploitation, and sexual exploitation in the local area to ensure that the project has a good knowledge of other services that may be of interest to the young women we work with or appropriate for us to partner with or to refer service users to.
- Work closely with the 3 Youth Justice Services to deliver workshops and awareness sessions for families, and potential participants affected by gangs, serious youth violence and sexual exploitation.
- To share information and intelligence, where appropriate, with the 4 YOS and cross-border if suitable.
The type of experience we are looking for:
- Significant professional experience of working with vulnerable young people in a range of activities and settings
- Building new relationships and working alongside diverse agencies, organisations, and individuals adapting your approach for different audiences
- Experience of working as an effective team member
- Keeping high-quality records, data, and monitoring information
- Working / coaching within community sports setting in a lead role
- Track record of developing and managing strong community relationships
- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of working autonomously
- Experience of leading monitoring and for projects and knowledge of differing tools.
- A thorough knowledge and understanding of the physical, social, and emotional developmental needs of young people.
- An awareness of child protection and safeguarding issues and knowledge of current best practice within the youth work sector
- A knowledge of best practice in case recording
Along with the relevant experience the post holder must possess excellent communication, time management, organisational and administrative skills.
QPR in the Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.
Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Queens Park Rangers Football Club and QPR in the Community Trust are committed to Equality.