Community Outreach Worker
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Community Outreach Worker
Our client is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day they support over 6,000 women and children in our national network of services.
These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs / ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid).
They advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. They run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and they are an accredited training provider. They give a voice to the voiceless.
Position: Community Outreach Worker
Location: London Borough of Lewisham
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £27,177 to £29,943 per annum
Benefits: 28 days annual leave, Peoples Pension
Closing date: 20 November 2018
Interview date: Thursday 29th November 2018
About the role:
Our client is recruiting a Community Outreach Worker to provide a high-quality personal welfare support service to survivors of domestic violence including those at the point of crisis.
You will provide person-centred, non-judgemental support to help survivors at all levels of risk to increase their safety. You will assist survivors in ensuring they are aware of their legal rights to protection and have access to the appropriate benefits such as housing.
Methodical and well-organised, you will have significant proven experience of providing direct emotional, practical and welfare support, ideally within a relevant field such as a refuge, women’s advice centre or residential setting.
You will be experienced in identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of survivors of domestic violence and have the ability to work effectively with other agencies in a multi-agency context.
With an up-to-date knowledge of relevant civil and criminal legislation, you will have a demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office and the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with survivors fleeing domestic violence. You will have excellent casework skills, good written and verbal communication skills, clear professional boundaries and be a proactive team player.
Our client is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.
No agencies please - as a charity they work hard to keep their costs down.
You may have experience of the following: Community Outreach Worker, Charity, Not For Profit, Third Sector, Support Worker, Mental Health, Voluntary Sector, Inclusion, Community Development, Social Worker, Charities, Community Engagement, Social Care etc.