Colchester, Essex
£18,971 pro rata
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Support Worker – Evenings / Weekends
Based from one of our sites in Tendring, Colchester, Maldon, Chelmsford, Braintree or Uttlesford

Do you have experience of working with vulnerable individuals or of working in a residential care setting? Want to take on a challenging, yet highly rewarding role that you can fit around your existing responsibilities? If so, read on. 

About Us

We are Next Chapter, a domestic abuse charity that provides free and confidential services to support people who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced, domestic abuse. We work across Tendring, Colchester, Maldon, Chelmsford, Braintree and Uttlesford.

Formerly known as Colchester & Tendring Women's Refuge, our mission is to provide rapid responses that increase safety for all victims, enabling them to rebuild their lives and create lasting change.

We’re currently looking for a number of Support Workers to join us on a part-time basis, working evenings and weekends. 

The Benefits 

- Salary of £18,971 pro rata 
- Career development and progression opportunities
- Join a skilled team who are passionate about making a positive change 
- Help to create a positive and welcoming environment in our refuge 

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on your existing expertise and join a forward-thinking charity in working towards a future free of domestic abuse. 

Once you join us, you’ll discover an open, honest and collaborative environment where staff are empowered to develop, both personally and professionally. 

The evenings and weekends can be a particularly lonely time for our refuge residents, and you will play an important part in helping them to recover and start rebuilding their lives. 

The Role

As a Support Worker, you will provide emotional and practical support to women in our Recovery Refuge. 

Specifically, you will: 

- Ensure that any advice or assistance you provide is in line with current safety and support plans 
- Encourage residents to get involved with social activities 
- Support new residents and provide a tour of the refuge 
- Welcome out-of-hours admissions and complete the admissions process 

About You 

To join us as a Support Worker, you will need: 

- Experience of working with vulnerable individuals or experience of working in a residential care setting
- An understanding of safeguarding procedures and the legal responsibilities surrounding these issues
- Knowledge of confidentiality protocols and boundaries and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
- An understanding of the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for vulnerable individuals

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational qualification under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Experience of any of the following would be beneficial: working in a community or voluntary organisation, working with individuals with substance misuse issues, or working in domestic abuse services. 

You may have previously worked as a Residential Care Assistant, Domestic Abuse Support Worker, Caseworker, Refuge Support Worker, or Women’s Refuge Support Worker.

This is a part-time role. We have the following hours available: 

- 20 hours per week, 5pm – 10pm, Monday – Thursday 
- 16 hours per week, 5pm – 10pm, Friday, and 4:30pm – 10pm on weekends 
- 16 hours per week, 8am – 4:30pm on weekends

Next Chapter is committed to creating an inclusive environment which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish.

So, if you’re looking to take your next step as a Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Refreshed on: 03 June 2020
Closed date: 24 June 2020
Job ref: HKWFF2406/PK-HL
Tags: Support Worker