Project Worker

We’re looking for someone passionate about equality and skilled in advocacy to help us fight injustice as part of our casework team.

Hours 37.5 hours per week
Salary £24,495 gross per annum
Contract Full-time

About THIS ROLE

As a Project Worker, you’ll be at the forefront of supporting and advocating for victims who face crime or abuse due to their identity, whether it be their disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. You’ll manage a dynamic caseload, ensuring each individual receives the care and attention they need. You’ll partner with key agencies to champion best practices in responding to hate incidents and hate crimes, working towards building safer and more inclusive neighbourhoods, schools, and services. The Project Worker role also involves conducting impactful one-to-one and group sessions with both young people and adults, as well as leading engaging training and information sessions to advance SARI’s vital mission. This is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the community and be a voice for change.

A few of your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a caseload of victims of hate crime according to SARI’s policies and procedures and as part of SARI’s casework team.
  • Resolving individual cases (wherever possible) by ensuring appropriate action is taken by relevant agencies and that policies and procedures are followed.
  • Working with local communities and relevant agencies to encourage reporting of hate crime to SARI and other relevant agencies.
  • Delivering training, presentations, and information sessions to local agencies and community groups in order to maximise response to hate crimes or incidents.

A successful candidate is likely to have experience of:

  • Working with people from at least one of the following groups and communities:
    • Vulnerable children and young people or adults
    • People with mental health needs, who are physically disabled, or have a learning disability
    • Black and minority ethnic and faith communities
    • LGB people
    • Trans people
    • Victims of crime
  • A solid understanding of hate crime and its impacts on individuals, families, and communities. This includes recognising the implications for children and young people and taking appropriate actions to support them.
  • Providing support and advocating for people who are, or have been, traumatised, stressed, and emotional and who may have emotional and wellbeing needs.
  • Preparing and delivering presentations, as well as organising and conducting training and learning events. This includes promoting awareness and educating communities and agencies about hate crime or similar issues.

BENEFITS

  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising by an additional day for each year of service to a maximum of 30 days
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working
  • External group supervision
  • External 1-to-1 trauma-informed supervision

TO APPLY

Have a closer look at the job description and person specification, then fill out the form below.

If you’d like more information, or have any questions, just get in touch.

The closing date for applications is Monday 22 July 2024 at 9am.

SARI is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in our employment and service provision.