July 12, 2021
Vacancy at MASH – Outreach Worker
We are delighted to be advertising an exciting new role at MASH.
MASH is a busy city-centre based charity working with women who sex work to help keep them safe and more empowered to make decisions about their lives. Our small and dedicated staff team, supported by volunteers, work with more than 400 women every year and we are the only agency in Manchester working specifically with women with complex needs. In 2018, MASH was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the equivalent of an MBE, which recognises exceptional work done by volunteer groups in their communities. All our staff benefit from regular development opportunities including trauma-informed training.
We are recruiting a new Outreach Worker to join our team.
Using a gender and trauma-informed approach, the Outreach Worker will deliver two sessions of street outreach each week from 8pm-midnight. This will involve driving and taking the MASH mobile vehicle into areas of Manchester where women are engaged in sex work on the street. The role involves delivering a harm reduction approach to offer a quality service to women to improve health, housing and safety outcomes. This will be delivered with a respectful and non-judgemental approach assisting women to reduce harmful behaviours and improving access to a range of services. We are looking for an experienced individual who has an understanding of complex needs including, homelessness, mental health, substance misuse and offending behaviour.
It is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, part 1) for this post to be filled only by a woman.
To apply for this role, please email the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to Admin@mash.org.uk by midnight on Tuesday 27th July.
Interviews will be held on the 4th August at the MASH Centre.
The post is subject to DBS checks, suitable references, and completion of a 6-month probation period.