Assessment Worker Jobs in Belfast
Adult support worker (women's refuge)- Female only
£25,278.74 pro rata
Part Time - 30 hours per week
Our client has a new opportunity available for a Support Worker to join them on a part time basis working 30 hours per week to provide intensive housing and support services to vulnerable women and their children who have fled domestic abuse and are now residing in the women’s refuge service.
Due to the nature of the role this is vacancy is only open to Female Applicants.
This is a key worker position in which you will intervene at times of crisis, promote independence and empower victims to move on from an abusive relationship reaching the full potential and maintain independence in their own tenancy.
As a Support Worker, you will participate in the assessment of service-user needs, set up the agreement of support and welcome them to their new accommodation as required. With good communication skills you will enable the service users to develop or maintain a sense of achievement and fulfilment and will assist in the development of life skills, encouraging a wide range of activities including involvement in the local community.
What do you need to have?
Some experience working with the designated service-user group
NVQ level II in Health and Social Care or equivalent.
A good understanding of the principles of practice in working with vulnerable people.
Knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on victims and their families
Knowledge of the benefit system
Knowledge of children’s services
Excellent naturalistic observation skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and being able to work with service users, colleagues, families and external individuals.
IDVA qualified or willingness to complete (funded by the company)
Good motivational skills, being able to encourage residents to maximise their opportunities.
Full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle for business use
*For occupational requirement reasons they are looking to appoint a female only for this post (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)
An enhanced DBS disclosure check is a requirement for this post and will be undertaken for the successful candidate
What they can offer in return:
A competitive salary and annual leave entitlement
Extra day of annual leave for birthdays totalling 33 (inc. bank holidays) pro rata. Annual leave also increases for every year of service up to 5 years totalling 38 days (inc bank hols)
Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
A range of other benefits
Please note: This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received. They will be interviewing as applications come in so apply early to avoid disappointment!
They are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer who welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community, and they encourage applications from people who are underrepresented in areas of the organisation.
We are looking for someone who is ready for a challenge and enjoys working with people to join us as a Stalking Initial Response Officer working 37.5 hours a week from our Ashford office. You will join our established specialist team who are focused on providing support for people who have experienced stalking and work in partnership with other agencies to keep people safe. This post is maternity cover and is fixed term however there is scope for advancement to other roles in Victim Support either locally or nationally.
Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it?
Do you have resilience & adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care?
If yes, then we'd love to hear from you.
What we offer:
At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:
- 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 33 days plus Bank Holidays
- An extra day off for your Birthday
- Pension with 5% employer contribution - Enhanced sick pay allowances & maternity payments
- High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
- Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
- Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
- Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression
About the role:
As a Stalking Initial Response Officer, you will play a vital role in directly supporting all service users who may be affected by all types of crime. You will ensure the provision of individual structured, tailored resources and information to all service users ensuring they receive the required support to complete their journey through the criminal justice and legal systems to cope and recover from the impact of crime, helping people to move beyond the crime and access additional support services.
You will need:
You will have the skills to carry out risk assessments, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. You should have demonstrable experience of working in a similar setting or position. An ability to work independently and prioritise a busy workload is essential.
Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.
Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.
Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.
Victim Support strives to represent the diverse communities we serve and are passionate about creating an environment where all staff and volunteers feel respected and heard. Being a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture is integral to us being able to meet our aim of ensuring that anyone who is a victim of crime gets the support they need.
As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. VS is also a Disability Confident Employer and we provide a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for candidates that are disabled and meet all essential criteria for a role.
If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.
How to apply:
To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.
We look forward to hearing from you.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.
Using Anonymous Recruitment
This organisation is using Anonymous Recruitment to reduce bias in the first stages of the hiring process. Our system keeps your personal information hidden until the recruiter contacts you.
We believe survivors of slavery deserve a safe home.
Our small, supportive team work hard to make this a reality.
We are looking for a highly organised, self-motivated person with experience of successful volunteer recruitment to recruit and support hosts in the South of England, facilitate placements, and continue to develop relationships with local referral agencies.
In return, we offer monthly external supervisions, flexible working arrangements, generous holiday allowance, employee pension scheme, travel costs (including mileage) covered by Hope at Home, a supportive team and plenty of cake.
- Organising and overseeing in person and online host recruitment events and activities
- Networking and marketing (cold calling, following up warm leads, contacting and meeting with local organisations and faith groups) to meet targets for host recruitment
- Maintaining records, compliant with GDPR
- Following up expressions of interest
- Carrying out Home Visits for hosts
- Training new hosts
- Along with other staff, ensuring safeguarding policies are upheld across the organisation.
- Communicating with active hosts weekly
- Facilitating online host support groups
- Carrying out monitoring and evaluation of hosting process.
- Following Hope at Home’s placement processes including completing risk assessments, communicating with available hosts, potential guests and referrer.
- Ensuring all information is up to date on Inform database.
- Continuing to liaise with guest’s support worker throughout placement.
- Maintaining relationships with partner agencies, funders, hosts and other external organisations.
- Remote covering for other team members in different areas of the UK in the event of staff absence.
- Promotion of Hope at Home via presentations, events, networking, use of social media and other forms of communication and promotion.
- Participating in local and national planning and strategy groups with statutory and voluntary agencies to represent the needs of survivors and Hope at Home.
- Ensuring the mission, values and ethos of Hope at Home are upheld across the organisation and externally.
- Carrying out duties in accordance with Hope at Home values, policies and procedures.
- Attending meetings and training courses as required, including regular supervision meetings, ad hoc attendance at Board meetings, and annual appraisal with the Hosting Manager.
- Travel across UK for meetings, home visits with potential hosts, events and training.
- Undertake from time to time such other tasks as may be required including administrative duties in connection with the post.
- Experience of successful volunteer recruitment, marketing and / or cold calling.
- Experience of delivering training and presentations.
- Experience of successful collaborative working with external agencies such as: trusts, faith / community groups and volunteers.
- Experience of handling large quantities of data.
- Experience of working with a wide range of people from all backgrounds, including vulnerable people.
- High levels of cultural awareness.
- Experiencing of recruiting, coordinating, and supporting volunteers.
- Strong MS Office skills Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel to manage data.
SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
- Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to play a positive role in a team.
- Fluent in written and spoken English.
- Self-starter and highly motivated.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Able to prioritise both time and tasks and capable of meeting deadlines.
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Knowledge of modern slavery & human trafficking and current issues facing survivors within the UK.
- Sympathetic to the vision, values, and ethos of Hope at Home.
- Emotionally resilient to cope with stressful situations.
- Flexibility to work evenings and occasional weekends.
Hope at Home is committed to inclusive employment practices, and we encourage applications from people who have lived experience of the issues our organisation addresses as well as applicants from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. There is no requirement to disclose lived experience. We encourage applicants to think creatively about how to demonstrate you meet the requirements of the person specification. We are looking for talented people who align with our values and support our mission – there are no barriers to how you demonstrate this. If invited to interview, all questions will be sent in advance and the interview will be a panel of two.
We are proud to be a member of the Experts by Experience Employment Network which aims to increase representation of people with lived experience in the charitable sector. Please feel free to use their information and resources at which may help in preparing your job application.
Note: This position requires you to undergo a DBS check. As an organisation using the DBS to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the organisation undertakes to comply fully with the DBS Code of Practice and to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any person on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.
As Regional Manager you will represent, manage and co-ordinate FoodCycle for your allocated regional Projects. Our Projects are spaces where volunteers are empowered to run their own community meals using surplus food.
You will manage local relationships with venues, community partners, supermarkets and volunteer recruitment channels to enable this to happen. You will continually be looking to increase our impact by working towards targets of increased meals served to our guests, expanding our existing Projects and setting up new ones within Yorkshire and The Humber.
As an excellent communicator, you will manage the volunteers at each Project ensuring they are trained, supported and on-message with FoodCycle strategy, ensuring that volunteers are confident enough to self-organise and make a success of their Projects.
You will have experience of programme planning, delivery and development including community led/owned programmes. You will also have experience of building relationships with a range of stakeholders, including other charities, local authorities, funders and local champions. A full driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential for this exciting role.
How to apply: Please upload a CV of no more than two sides, and a covering note/letter of no more than two sides explaining why you are suitable for the role, via our vacancy website.
Deadline for your application: 20th December, however we will interview candidates as applications come in. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early, and we encourage candidates to apply asap!
Benefits: We offer 26.5 holiday (including Christmas close down) plus bank holidays, and a flexible and friendly work environment. Staff benefit from our private medical package and our pension scheme, available after three months.
This role is home based with frequent travel to projects in Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and Bradford.
FoodCycle is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity and inclusion. We are a Disability Confident Scheme member. Please email our Recruitment inbox if you require assistance or adjustments when applying.
Please note that you will need to have existing Right to Work in the UK to apply for this role. We do not hold a sponsor licence therefore we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Head of Programmes (HoP) has oversight of, and provides quality assurance to, THET’s centrally managed programmes, as well as coordinating UK inputs to the delivery of country- led projects. They will ensure all programmes are delivered to a high standard, on time and on budget. They are also responsible for managing the programmes team as a whole, ensuring a supportive, learning environment is in place. This role furthermore represents THET to external audiences and positions the charity in relation to any new business opportunities.
What is expected of you in the first six months?
- Review and build on mechanisms for providing quality assurance and oversight toTHET’s centrally-managed programmes
- Take on responsibility for delivering one of THET’s centrally-managed programmes by leading regular project meetings, building relationships with donors and external stakeholders, and coordinating the submission of a quarterly report.
- Take forward actions from the recently held team away day, around inculcating a learning & development environment, spotlighting programme impact, and setting up an internal partnership support working group.
- Familiarise yourself with your line managers’ ways of working and support them through the annual appraisal process.
Overall responsibility for the management of the full portfolio of THET’s centrally-managed programmes, ensuring programmes are on track and to budget, and complying with internal procedures and donor regulations.
Where applicable, contribute directly to the project management of a particular programme.
Ensure programmes are managed within agreed standards and risks are identified,mitigated and escalated as appropriate.
Regularly review progress against the agreed priorities with the programme managers.
Ensure relevant programme monitoring and management visits are undertaken as
appropriate and to the agreed standards.
Liaise with other THET teams to identify areas for more effective collaboration.
Support the review and updating of quality grant management systems, processes and tools to guide the delivery of quality grants management programmes.
Support the roll-out and review of THET’s quality programme standards.
Health Partnership Capacity Development
Oversee the guidance and support provided to Health Partnerships.
Contribute towards the development and delivery of health partnership capacity development initiatives, including resources and events.
Narrative reporting and external communications
Quality assure the preparation of narrative reports to donors.
Serve as the main focal point for communications to private and institutional donors as appropriate.
Maintain communications with external partners, building relationships with strategic THET partners.
Prepare reports for the Board and Programmes Quality Committee on a quarterly basis.
Maintain overall budget authority for the centrally managed multi-country programmes ensuring funds are managed effectively in line with donor requirements and conditions.
Maintain an overview of grants management and monitoring, and ensure that appropriate
controls and decisions are made regarding responsible release of funds to grantees.
Authorise weekly grant payments.
Maintain a clear record of the funding for the programmes team and ensure adequate
funds are available for ongoing staffing commitments.
Strategy and programme development
Lead on the development of a centrally managed programme strategy.
With the Research, Evidence and Learning team, incorporate lessons learned across the
Provide operational leadership to the charity in the development of THET’s programme and grants management services, and lead the design of future progammes.
Lead and manage the programmes team, create a supportive environment and provide leadership around expected standards of professionalism and quality of output.
Support the team in the delivery of programme activities, coordinate regular meetings and 1-to-1s, assist in problem solving, act as a sounding board for ideas and seek to optimise each team member’s personal development.
Undertake required HR processes following all appropriate THET policies and procedures.
Provide support to the Director of Programmes and others as necessary and relevant.
Represent THET externally at global health events.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.