Liaison Caseworker – Lotus Project
Fixed term contract to 31st March 2023
Location: Salem Street, Bradford
Responsible to: Service Manager
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, currently 9.30-5.30pm
The operating hours are normally as follows.
Monday 9.30 – 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30-5.30 or 3pm-11pm (see note below)
Friday 9.30 – 5.30pm
Note: The Thursday late evening rota, typically operates 1 in every 4th Thursdays and is planned 12 months in advance, this may be increased during periods of absence. The Thursday later sessions provides additional on the street outreach to clients who are out street sex working.
The team also work together to agree and provide additional occasional planned night-time weekday or weekend outreach sessions to reach more individuals, usual working hours are adjusted or time owing is banked by staff.
Special Provisions: The post is subject to the successful applicant applying and paying for an enhanced disclosure and barring check, the results of which would not necessarily exclude applicants from consideration.
Post is subject to Covid-19 health declaration and is required to wear all PPE supplied
The aim of The Lotus Project is to engage and support individuals (any gender) to divert from or exit from sex work through a range of support infrastructures for themselves and their families. The post holder will contribute to this aim through proactive engagement with our clients; undertaking needs lead assessments and subsequently provide a fully mobilised comprehensive package of support that will assist individuals to work towards and make a positive sustained exit. The post holder will be required to support individuals who have multiple needs and who may also be experiencing a significant myriad of risks and to competently work in a flexible, responsive manner to militate against the risks. This will require the post holder to work with a diverse range of services and to operate within a multi-disciplinary delivery model ensuring that both a proactive and highly responsive service is provided to the client group. The post holder will establish, maintain and develop positive and productive working relationships with a wide range of partner agencies in Bradford, and provide advice on good practice issues related to working with this vulnerable client group.
For more information about this role and to view the full JD please click here: Lotus Case Worker Fixed term until March 23 JD
Full time 37.5 hrs per week. £26,320
If you are unable to apply online and require a paper application form please contact Vanessa Ross on 01274 723863. If applying with a hard copy please post to: HR Department, The Bridge Project, 35 Salem Street, Bradford, BD1 4QH quoting the job reference on the outside of the envelope.
If you do not currently have DBS certificate for the level required for our posts (where applicable) and/or are not currently registered with the DBS Update Service, Bridge will pay for the appropriate level of DBS check should your application be successful. You will be expected to take out an annual subscription to DBS update service on receipt of your certificate, the cost of which Bridge will reimburse to you whilst you are in our employment. If you fail to register for the Update Service, and Bridge requires a further DBS check to be carried out (usually every 3 years), you will be required to pay for a new certificate.