Outreach Worker (Contract)
Hammersmith, London (office/field based, covering Hammersmith, Fulham and other locations as required)
We are Advance, a women-only organisation dedicated to helping women 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 and Chelsea. These include our housing solutions, which provide guidance and advice on housing legislation, refuges and more.
We are now seeking an Outreach Worker to join our team for a contract until March 2020 to deliver our innovative project designed to provide effective support to survivors and ensure real and meaningful outcomes.
- Salary of £24,000 - £28,000 per annum DOE (including London Weighting)
- 30 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
- A day off for International Women’s Day
Domestic violence is society’s hidden crisis and, although abhorred by many, is still a terrible reality for many girls and women. We work on innovative projects to engage with victims and work to put an end to this black mark upon the world.
You will discover that working with us is exceptionally rewarding in every way, from our passionate and dedicated office environment in Hammersmith right through to achieving our end result of reducing domestic violence.
So, if you’re ready to make a real difference to the lives of domestic abuse victims and sufferers with an outstanding charity, this is the role for you.
As an Outreach Worker, you will provide the essential tailored support that empowers disadvantaged women.
Working within a fast-paced, advocacy and support service, you will ensure that their voice informs every stage of their journey towards improved safety.
Your role will also involve:
- Providing high-quality crisis intervention, information, advocacy and support to women and young people referred to the service
- Raising awareness of the service and working proactively and in co-operation with multi agency partners
- Advising women on criminal justice, civil remedies and related matters
- Advising women of their rights and options for seeking help and support from other agencies
- Participating in the supervision and training of employees
- Ensuring that case recording and monitoring systems are kept up to date and secure
Interested? To be considered, you will need:
- A thorough understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and other forms of violence against women and girls, and its impact on women, children, families and communities
- An excellent understanding of the social care system, complex needs and relevant legislation with particular regard to welfare rights, housing, homelessness and criminal and civil options, matrimonial and children
- Thorough knowledge of safeguarding practice, procedures and legislation
- An understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerably housed people, and the difficulties they experience in accessing services
- A relevant qualification, for example in domestic violence, criminal justice, law, social work or related area
This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Other organisations may call this role Domestic Violence Support Worker, Domestic Abuse Support Worker, Support Worker, Social Worker, Social Care Worker, or Social Care Co-ordinator.
The closing date for applications is 8th July 2019. Interviews are expected to be help on the 12th July 2019
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