Greater London

£26,000 - £29,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

HWWAM2805/CC-MI

Job Description

Children and Young People Support Worker & Duty Worker
London Borough of Brent, HA9
 
About Us
 
We are Advance, a women-only organisation dedicated to helping women and children cope and recover from experiences of domestic abuse, as well as women who are at risk of offending or with short term sentences to reduce offending. Working as part of the Angelou Partnership, we deliver nationally accredited, quality marked support services in Hammersmith, Fulham, Westminster, Kensington, Chelsea and Brent.
 
We are now seeking a Children and Young People (CYP) Support Worker and Duty Worker to join us at Brent Family and Children Services and provide domestic violence advocacy and support for children and young people.
 
The Benefits
 
- Salary of £26,000 - £29,000 per annum
- Pension
- Join a well-established and supportive organisation
- 30 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
- A day off for International Women’s Day
 
This is an amazing opportunity for a support professional with experience of dealing with domestic violence and working with children and young people to take on a highly rewarding role where you’ll be able to make a difference to peoples’ lives on a daily basis.
 
You’ll have the chance to make a real positive impact with our growing charity and help to empower women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives so that they can thrive and contribute to the community.
 
The Role
 
As the CYP Support Worker and Duty Worker, you will provide support and advocacy to children and young people who have witnessed and/or experienced domestic abuse.
 
Specifically, you will deliver one to one group services for children and offer support to young people. You will identify and improve referral pathways for those experiencing domestic violence and abuse to better enable them to access ongoing support.
 
About You
 
To be considered as a CYP Support Worker & Duty Worker, you will need:
 
- At least one year’s experience of supporting women who have experienced domestic violence, forced marriage or ‘honour-based violence’
- Previous experience of working with children and young people
- Experience of risk and needs assessment, and safety and support planning, particularly with clients with complex/multiple needs and young people
- Previous experience of partnership working and of maintaining excellent working relationships with a range of stakeholders
- Experience of delivering and organising group work
- Thorough knowledge of safeguarding practice, procedures and legislation
- A relevant qualification, for example in domestic violence, criminal justice, law, social work or a related area
 
Although not essential, a first aid qualification would be beneficial to your application.
 
Please note: only female applicants will be progressed as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
 
Other organisations may call this role Domestic Abuse Support Worker, Support Worker, Social Worker, Social Care Worker, Social Care Co-ordinator or Youth Support Worker.
 
The closing date for applications is 28th May 2019.
 
Webrecruit and Advance Charity 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.
 
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