Location: Bexley Refuge Services
Salary Band: 3.1
£ 26k – 27k Per annum Pro Rata
Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience
Hours: 15 hours
Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term
Closing Date: 06/08/2020
Interview Date: 14/08/2020
Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.
About the Service
The Specialist Refuge Worker’s role is aimed at providing specialist support services to women living in refuge with multiple needs, who have experienced domestic, or sexual violence and who have mental illness or use substances problematically. You will liaise with partner agencies ensuring services delivered are of the highest standard in line with the organisation aims and objectives.
About the Role
You will work with women to devise a support plan that meets their immediate practical and emotional needs and start the process of recovery, linking women into more specialist support services where required. The Specialist Refuge Worker will undertake risk assessments, safety plans and identify support needs of women such as accessing benefits, budgeting, and explore re settlement pathways from the refuge
You will provide three months post resettlement support to residents leaving the refuge, enabling them to maintain their tenancy.
Relevant experience and direct work within specialist support services to women/families with multiple needs. Case work experience, providing proactive and emotional support to women who have experienced domestic abuse and provide the support to enable them to recover and rebuild their lives.
How to apply
Please read the full Job Description & Person Specification. To apply, please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification. Along with this, please complete the Equality Monitoring form and send all three documents to [email protected] by the closing date.
We will only accept CV’s and Supporting Statements with a maximum of 2 pages and Font size 12. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late CV’s and Supporting Statements will not be accepted.
Due to the number of CV’s and Supporting Statements we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.
Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please email us at [email protected] if you require any additional support to apply for this role.
This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.