Our client, the UK's leading charity protecting women and children against domestic violence, is currently recruiting for an experienced and passionate Community Outreach Worker to join their team in Derby, initially on a fixed term contract until March 2022.
As Community Outreach Worker, you will provide a high quality personal welfare support service to survivors of domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse including those at the point of crisis. You will empower survivors to make decisions, increase their options, their confidence and their safety, and will work within a multi-agency framework to develop referral, joint working and information sharing protocols. You will ensure that any issues in relation to safeguarding children or vulnerable adults are brought to the immediate attention of the Services Manager, and will ensure that survivors are aware of their rights to legal protection for themselves and their children, arranging the provision of legal advice as required and accompanying women to appointments when appropriate.
To apply for this role you will have demonstrable experience of providing emotional, practical and welfare support. You will have experience of identifying and responding to the risks to and the needs of survivors of domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse. You will have experience of working in a residential setting/refuge and will have the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with individuals who may have complex needs.
Please apply with your CV only in the first instance (in Microsoft Word format). Cover letters are not required at this stage. We are reviewing CVs on an ongoing basis so it is highly recommended to submit your application as soon as possible.
Please also note, this post is restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010.