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Solace Womens Aid, Greater London (On-site)
£26,000-27,500 unqualified and £27,500-30,000 qualified
Posted 6 days ago

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Greater London (On-site)
£26,000-27,500 unqualified and £27,500-30,000 qualified
Contract, FTC ending July 2023, Full-time
Job description

Floating Support Worker x 2

Location: Tower Hamlets

Salary: £26,000-27,500 unqualified and £27,500-30,000 qualified pro rata per anum

Hours: 37.5

Contract: Fixed Term 1 year

Vacancy Reference:  S144

Closing Date: 04/07/2022

Interview Date: 11/07/2022

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.

About the Service

Tower Hamlets Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS) provides advice and support to people aged 16+ in Tower Hamlets who are currently experiencing domestic abuse. Tower Hamlets SASS is a team made up of core IDVAs, a Duty IDVA, Department for Work and Pensions IDVA, Housing IDVA, Housing Floating Support Worker, Mental Health Domestic Abuse Caseworkers and IRIS Advocate Educators.

About the Role

We are looking for two Floating Support Workers to join our dynamic team in Tower Hamlets, working with people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with external agencies in particular Housing Options.

As the FSW you will carry out risk and needs assessments, safety planning and support planning with survivors and advocate on their behalf with external agencies. You will be proactive in working alongside external agencies and helping them in their understanding of domestic abuse and supporting survivors.

About You

You will need a passion for working with victim/survivors and a thorough understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support and strong casework management skills.

You will have the skills to provide effective crisis intervention, carry out risk assessments, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. You should have demonstrable experience of working as a caseworker or similar position with this or a similar client group.

Ideal candidates will: 

  • Ability to work independently
  • Understanding of the dynamics and impacts of DA
  • Knowledge of the legal and systemic framework for supporting DA survivors
  • VAWG sector experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively and empathetically with survivors, sector partners, statutory and voluntary agencies to build effective, boundaried relationships
  • Thorough understanding of safeguarding
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Be experienced in risk assessment, management and safety planning
  • Expectation that all candidates will be non-judgmental and inclusive in their practice

In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

To apply:

Please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification. Along with this, please complete the Equality Monitoring form and send all three documents to us by the closing date. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.

We will only accept CV’s and Supporting Statements with a maximum of 2 pages and Font size 12. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late CV’s and Supporting Statements will not be accepted.

Due to the number of CV’s and Supporting Statements we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please email us if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

More about Solace Womens Aid

Solace is an innovative, exciting, grass roots charity working across London. We offer great employee benefits including three per cent employe... Read more

Posted on: 20 June 2022
Closing date: 04 July 2022 at 12:30
Job ref: S144
Tags: Advice, Information,Support Worker

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