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Support Workers

Employer
Housing for Women
Location
Brixton
Salary
£26000 per annum
Closing date
28 Dec 2020
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Job Details

Support Workers
Brixton 
£26,000 per annum 

Housing for Women has been awarded further funding to its RePlace Special Project, which supports women who have been victims of trafficking. For that reason, we are now looking for two Support Workers for this project. 

Support Workers provide practical and emotional support to survivors of trafficking. We empower women to overcome trauma, rebuild their lives and regain their independence.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the effective assessment of new referrals into the projects for approval by the Manager  
  • Responsible for the delivery of services to service users, ensuring effective reporting to the Manager as appropriate
  • Responsible for risk management and financial control within the team 
  • Responsible for high standards of customer care and satisfaction 
  • To act in accordance with the values and aims of Housing for Women  
  • To promote and implement Housing for Women’s policies and procedures 

To be successful in this role, you will require: 

  • Evidenced experience of providing a support service to women and children
  • Experience of working, in a paid or voluntary capacity, with women offenders/ex-offenders
  • Experience of working with children (under 18 years old)
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and trafficking and the impact this has on support needs
  • Knowledge and an understanding of welfare rights and benefits
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and local and national policy in respect of women ex-offenders and their children and trafficked women including: housing/housing options, welfare benefits, legal interventions, MARAC/MAPPA, safeguarding, immigration etc.  

Candidates interested in applying should select the apply button shown, which will bring you to our website. You will be asked to attach a cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria specified in the job ad, as well as how you think you meet Housing for Women’s EPIC values.

Housing for Women is an independent organisation and we support women in London to challenge the inequalities they face. As a charity and a registered housing association, we are proud to have housed London’s women for 85 years; providing secure, affordable housing and related services to help them make the most of the opportunities they have.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only. (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

To apply for the role of Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Other organisations may call this role Social Care Worker, Women’s Support Worker, Children’s Support Worker, or Care Worker. 

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