The Esther Project Volunteer Outreach Worker

Yada

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Volunteer Outreach Worker:

  • Location: Ferring, Yada Office
  • Availability: Sessional on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, Approx 2 hrs Per Week.
  • Expected Commitment: Min. 6 months 

Due to the nature of our work, our volunteer positions are open to WOMEN ONLY and subject to exemption from the Sex Discrimination Act Section 7 (e).

Overview

Yada is a charity working to prevent sexual exploitation. As part of our work, Yada delivers The Esther Project (TEP), a free outreach service supporting women in the sex industry across coastal West Sussex. The project aims to increase safety, reduce isolation and improve the emotional well-being of its service users.

Main Responsibility 

Your main responsibility will be to work alongside a TEP staff member or experienced volunteer to conduct ‘Netreach’, the process by which we contact local women in the sex industry to discuss the free support we can offer them.

Skills

Requirements: 

TEP operates according to the three core conditions as set out in person-centred therapy: congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. 

It is essential that you: 

  • Remain non-judgemental and do not pursue personal agenda 
  • Respond quickly to emergency or pressurised situations 
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Understand and explore the complexities of the sex industry 
  • Work well in a team
  • Are self-aware, and recognise the importance of self-care
  • Communicate in fluent English (written and spoken).

Experience of working with women at risk and/or other relevant experience is desirable. 

Training and induction will be provided and we actively encourage the continuous personal development of all our team. 

As this role may require you handling sensitive information, you will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. 

A full DBS must be undertaken.

Benefits

Benefits: 

  • The opportunity to work in a supportive, friendly all-female team
  • The opportunity to develop skills through training 
  • The opportunity to actively engage in our support work.

Practical Considerations

Our office is located in Ferring, West Sussex. It is easily accessible by car (with free, on-street parking nearby), by bus and by train (to Goring). 

We will reimburse your travel to the office. 

When do I need to be available?

Details We can be very flexible on dates as we work on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Netreach is conducted once a week and lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours. We are hoping to have 2 or 3 rotations of pairs, so you may be coming into the office once every 2 or 3 weeks, depending on capacity.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

1st Floor
7 Sea Lane
Ferring
West Sussex
BN12 5DP

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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    Women only
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training