Female Domestic Abuse Support Worker
Have you got experience of working with individuals and families who have experienced Domestic Abuse? Would you be interested in enhancing and developing your skills and experience within an expanding Domestic Abuse Support Service?
We are seeking two enthusiastic and driven individuals to join our well-established Domestic Abuse Support Services team located in South Derbyshire.
This post is exempt under Sch 9 Pt 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and is only open to female applicants
Position: Female Support Worker - Domestic Abuse Support Services
Location: South Derbyshire
Salary: £19,568 per annum (£10.14 per hour) plus enhancements
Hours: 37 per week, full time
Contract:TWO fixed term positions available for 12 months due to funding.
Closing Date: Sunday 23rd May
Interview date: Thursday 27th May 2021
About the Role:
As a Support Worker you’ll be working within the organisation’s Derbyshire WISH project which provides refuge and community based (outreach) support to adults and children who are experiencing domestic abuse. You’ll play a pivotal role in providing practical and emotional support to women and men who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse (both in the refuge and throughout the local community). You’ll work with clients to assess needs and risks and plan a package of support and risk management individual to them.
Some of your other duties will involve:
- Assessing referrals for both community and refuge based services
- Supporting the delivery of group work both in refuge and local community
- Travelling throughout service delivery area to deliver support and attendance at multi-agency meetings and work in partnership with other agencies where required to advocate for clients and ensure risk is managed and support needs are met
- Working with colleagues to provide a clean and welcoming environment for all accessing services
- Ensuring records (computer based case management system) are kept up to date and accurate
We’re looking for someone who has experience of working within a support role supporting clients who have experienced domestic abuse and can demonstrate how they use their skills and common sense to support vulnerable individuals and families.
As a Support Worker you will need to have a commitment to maintaining the dignity and rights of the individuals and families you work with, with top notch communication skills. Basic IT skills and knowledge of IT systems are advantageous!
You’ll need a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle, so that you can travel around the community providing vital care and support.
Here are just some of the ways that our client can reward you:
- c36.5 days leave a year with additional 2 days after 5 years’ service
- Healthcare Cash Back Plan worth up to £875 per year on your routine healthcare costs e.g. Dentist, opticians etc.
- Company Pension Scheme options with contributions matched by employer and includes life assurance cover
- Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay
- Free enhanced DBS check where applicable
- £250 for successful referral of a friend/family member
- Employee Recognition Scheme
- Great learning & development and qualification opportunities
- Discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers
- Free access to employee Advice Line; offering a 24-hour confidential advice service to discuss work or home related concerns with professional advisors
- Overtime available
Other roles you may have experience of could include: Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy, Domestic Abuse, VAWG, Housing, Social Housing, Welfare Rights Legislation, Support Planning, Support Planner, Safeguarding, IDVA, IDVA Safety Planner, etc.
- Social Housing
- Domestic Abuse
- Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy
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