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DVA Support Worker

Housing for Women
Greenwich, London
Salary of £33,046.82 per annum
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Operations & Service Delivery
Housing & Homelessness
Full Time
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DVA Support Worker
Greenwich, London

About Us

Housing for Women is a registered charity and independent housing association. We champion female empowerment by providing and promoting affordable homes for women and gender-specific support services. Since 1934, we have been working to build a more equal society for women, a world where everyone has a safe roof over their head regardless of circumstance, where violence against women is no longer tolerated.

We are currently seeking a Domestic Violence Abuse (DVA) Support Worker to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £33,046.82 per annum
- Attractive pension scheme
- Perkbox
- Buying and selling annual leave
- Health Shield
- Season Ticket loan
- Subsidised gym membership
- Course Funding

This is a mission-critical opportunity for a compassionate individual with experience delivering support to adults from diverse backgrounds with complex needs in a supported environment to join our committed organisation.

Your vital work will directly contribute to providing a safe and empowering environment for individuals and families affected by domestic abuse, supporting them to rebuild their lives and fostering resilience in the community.

So, if you’re ready to undertake rewarding work, centred around empowerment and advocacy, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As a DVA Support Worker, you will deliver quality support services for men, women and their children/dependents who have experienced domestic abuse.

Providing a safe and empowering environment for our service users, you will manage a caseload whilst ensuring the effective day to day management and smooth operation of the refuge.

You will actively manage new referrals from relevant agencies and individuals, conducting assessment interviews and risk assessments and obtaining information from agencies.

Additionally, you will:

- Oversee risk management and rent collection
- Issue occupancy agreements and induct new service users
- Assist with welfare and benefits applications
- Advocate for and support service users to take up their housing and legal rights
- Promote service user empowerment

About You

To be considered as a DVA Support Worker, you will need:

- Experience delivering support to adults from diverse backgrounds with complex needs in a supported environment
- Experience undertaking individual assessments
- Knowledge of strategies to empower service users to address issues of DVA
- An understanding of local and national approaches to tackling domestic abuse

Candidates interested in applying should attach a cover letter outlining how they meet the essential criteria specified in the person specification as well as how they think they meet Housing for Women’s EPIC values.

Other organisations may call this role Support Worker, Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Worker, IDVA, DVA, Independent Domestic Violence Advisor, Complex Needs Support Worker, Women’s Refuge Support Worker, or DVA Refuge Support Worker.

Webrecruit and Housing for Women are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking for a meaningful role as a DVA 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.


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