Case Worker (Female Only / Vulnerable People)

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
Lewisham
Salary
£22,828 to £26,390 per annum
Posted
12 Mar 2019
Closes
25 Mar 2019
Ref
00326845
Contact
Candidate Services
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract
Case Worker (Female Only / Vulnerable People) 

Do you think it is a national disgrace that in England and Wales, two women a week are killed by their partner or ex-partner? Or that one woman in every four will experience domestic violence at some point during her life? 

Do you want to work for an organisation that provides a voice for abused women, and plays a vital role in ensuring that life-saving services are in place to support them? If so, then the role of Refuge Worker may be perfect for you. 

Our client opened the world’s first safe house for women and children fleeing domestic violence in Chiswick, West London in 1971. Since then the charity has grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services. On any given day, its national network of services supports over 6,000 women and children. Committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety, the charity aims to empower women and children rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. 

Position: Refuge Worker 
Location: Lewisham, South London 
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until March 2020 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £22,828 to £26,390 per annum 

Closing date: 25 March 2019 
Interview date: 4th April 2019 

About the role: 

You will be responsible for providing high quality practical and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence and their children living in our refuges. 

This is an exciting and challenging role as you will provide a high quality professional support service to women and children affected by domestic violence who needs to maintain either current or alternative safe accommodation. 

Responsibilities: 

- You will ensure the smooth running of the refuge, including the admission of survivors of domestic violence to the refuge. 
- You will also assess and advise on their entitlement to welfare and housing benefits. 
- You will develop support plans for each resident and aid them to obtain permanent accommodation. 

About you: 

The successful candidate will have evidence of strong casework management skills, good written and verbal communication and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. Knowledge and direct experience of providing support to women is essential as is a current understanding of legislation relating to domestic violence including civil / criminal legislation and welfare rights. 

The ability to work as part of an on-call rota is also essential. 

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role. 

Our client is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

No agencies please - as a charity they work hard to keep their costs down. 

You may have experience of the following: Refuge Worker, Caseworker, Case Worker, Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Domestic Violence, Not for Profit, Survivor Support, Refuge, Care Worker, Welfare Rights, Residential Support, Vulnerable Adults, etc

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