Young Women's Practitioner - Islington (10-16)
Unit 104, ScreenWorks
22 Highbury Grove
Salary (full time equivalent)
Young Women's Practitioner - Islington (10-16)
Can you reach and engage girls and young women who are involved in or affected by criminal exploitation and violence?
Can you respectfully work shoulder-to-shoulder with young women who have complex needs and experience of trauma and violence?
Have you got what it takes to go the extra mile for young women and hold hope that life for them can be different?
Abianda is a London-based social enterprise that works with girls and young women affected by criminal exploitation and violence and the professionals who support them. We exist to ensure young women are no longer hidden in our communities and live free from harm and abuse. We aim to bring about a culture shift in the way services are delivered to girls and young women, so they can access support that works for them, when they need it.
This role is part of a team of three and involves delivering one-to-one sessions and advocacy support to young women and girls affected by or at risk of criminal exploitation. You will work with a minimum of 12 highly vulnerable girls and young women per year using Abianda’s unique model of practice. You will be co-located in Islington's Targeted Youth Support (TYS) team working collaboratively with colleagues to identify women and girls. This role also includes the delivery of group work with girls and young women as well as the delivery of training to local professionals.
- Salary: £30,006 per annum, plus pension (reviewed annually)
- Full-time (35 hours per week)
- Fixed-term contract for 1 year (with hope to extend dependent on funding)
- 25 days holiday per year (plus 3 to be taken in Dec when the office is closed), plus bank holidays
- Hybrid working, with at least 2 days in the office (Highbury, N5) and some working from home
- Reporting to the Service Manager - Borough and Schools Lead
- We can offer flexible working arrangements
- Monthly clinical supervision with a skilled and experienced psychotherapist
- Abianda understands the importance of investing in staff and offers a training and development budget for all our employees
Please read the full role description here.
Abianda is a Disability Confident employer. A disabled candidate who meets all of the essential requirements of the role is guaranteed an interview.
If you need any recruitment information in another format to be more accessible to you or would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Sam at sam[at]abianda[dot]com. Sam is not on the recruitment panel and your conversation with them will not affect your application should you choose to apply.
All applicants are required to have an Enhanced DBS certificate and will be asked to complete a criminal record self-disclosure form once invited to interview. We value and welcome the lived experience of our applicants and all disclosures will be fairly and sensitively reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Due to the work we do, Abianda's roles are subject to an Occupational Requirement on the grounds of the protected characteristic of sex. We are a women’s only employer, and as such this position is exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. For the avoidance of doubt, all women including trans women are welcome to apply for and hold such roles, as are non-binary people if the applicant believes that their lived experience aligns with that of women and girls.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
We encourage applications from people from all walks of life, including those who may have had exposure to similar experiences that young women across London are facing including experience of the criminal justice system.
Applications are anonymised before they are shared with the recruitment panel to reduce any unconscious bias.
How to apply for the job
To apply please send your CV and a supporting statement (max. 1,000 words) detailing why you want to work for us and how you meet the skills and experiences listed in the person specification to sam[at]abianda.com with the subject 'Islington Practitioner Application'. If you would prefer, you can also submit your application via video or voice recording (no longer than 5 minutes.) Please also download and complete our equal opportunities form (this is optional).
The deadline for completed applications is 11.59pm Sunday 18 June. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications so early applications are encouraged. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June.