FGM Project worker - Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service to be delivered by Barnardo's on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Staffordshire. The PCC has received funding through the Home Office Violence against Women and Girls Fund to develop an effective, consistent, co-ordinated and culturally sensitive Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) service across the City of Stoke-on-Trent and the County of Staffordshire.
This initiative is closely aligned to the work already developed by the National FGM Centre which is a partnership between Barnardo's and the Local Government Association, and funded by the DfE since 2015. The focus of the service in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent is to develop appropriate and sustainable responses to FGM. This will include increasing the awareness of FGM for practitioners and communities and providing support to potential victims of FGM and their families.
We are looking for someone dynamic, who wants to broaden their experience, someone interested in making a difference to the lives of children and families. You will be able to work independently, in a multi-agency environment, and to be culturally competent and confident in your practice. You will ideally have some experience or knowledge of social work in local authorities.
You will have a manageable workload with high quality support from your manager. Specialist training to build knowledge will be provided. You will also be given the opportunity to give support in the delivery of training.
This is based in the Central Burton-on-Trent office of Staffordshire Children's Services. This post will also spend time based at the Central Stafford office of Staffordshire Children's Services. According to the business need, you may be required to cover work across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent where Barnardo's is providing FGM support services.
If you have any questions, please contact Krisztina Sebok on 0783 410 6072.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
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