Birmingham, West Midlands
£23,279 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Development & Support work:

  • To provide emotional and practical support to women accessing support through drop in and casework
  • To participate in a rota of drop in cover, covering evening hours
  • To support volunteers and students in delivering the drop in service
  • To facilitate access for women to statutory, community and other BSWA services
  • To comply with the recording, monitoring and evaluation procedures of the project
  • To develop policies and practice guidelines appropriate to the project in accordance with BSWA policies and procedures
  • To keep up to date with current legislative changes for dissemination within the staff team, and for use when working with women and children around their rights.
  • To identify and make links with existing projects and community services and to develop joint services where appropriate
  • To keep abreast of issues regarding violence against women on a national and local level
  • To participate in multi agency work as agreed with your line manager
  • To identify and attend training and conferences relevant to the post, in agreement with your line manager
  • To work alongside colleagues to organise in-house training and information sessions on a range of issues for service users
  • To promote awareness of the impact of domestic violence on women and children and BSWA services

 

 

Administration:

  • To work within BSWA’s administrative and financial systems
  • To ensure that adequate records are kept for all service users
  • To ensure that Health and Safety records are kept up to date
  • To produce monthly reports for your line manager

 

 

Communication:

  • To ensure that all staff team members are aware of any matters that are relevant to the welfare and security of the refuges, staff, volunteers and service users by:
  1. Maintaining BSWA communication records
  2. Following safety procedures
  3. Attending team meetings
  4. Carrying out risk assessments in conjunction with your line manager
  • To attend in-house training
  • To attend support and supervision sessions with your line manager
  • To develop a professional working relationship with external agencies
  • Feedback relevant issues from external meetings/ training to the staff and management teams as appropriate
  • To be involved in the Annual Review process

 

General:

  • To maintain the confidentiality of the women and children using the service
  • To maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to the organisation
  • To offer an equal service to all women and children regardless of age, class, culture, language, race, religion and sexual orientation
  • To ensure the efficient use of resources at all times
  • To work within BSWA policies and procedures and demonstrate a commitment to the values and ethos of BSWA
  • To work within BSWA’s framework for equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • To adhere to Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, and Adult Safeguarding procedures throughout
  • To participate in the development and annual appraisal of a personal individual development plan with the line manager
  • To undertake any other duties required by BSWA, which may arise and commensurate with the post

 

Refreshed on: 26 September 2019
Closed date: 09 October 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy

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