Refuge Project Worker (Women And Children)
Prospectus is proud to be supporting an inspiring organisation that helps individuals affected by domestic abuse by providing innovative and unique targeted services. They work to ensure that victims are supported to rebuild their lives, and that perpetrators are supported to change their behaviour. They are now searching for a Refuge Project Worker to join their team, working across Hampshire.
As a Refuge Project Worker you will ensure the needs of women and children living in the refuge are met, by providing advocacy, advice and assistance. You will play a key role in preventing domestic abuse by delivering one-to-one support, facilitating group work and holiday activities, and supporting children and young people and access and maintain education.
You will assist with the smooth running of the refuge on a day-to-day basis, finding alternative accommodation for women depending on need, and establishing resettlement support when clients are ready to move on. As a Refuge Project Worker you will establish effective working relationships with colleagues in other services including the Job Centre, Social Services, the local authority, police and voluntary agencies, assisting to increase their understanding of domestic violence issues taking and making referrals and acting in an advocacy role for women as necessary.
Ideal candidates will have experience providing support to vulnerable people and children under stress, and have the ability to build rapport with those participating in Stop Domestic Abuse’s services. Knowledge and awareness of the needs of women, men and children who have experienced domestic violence, and understanding of children protection and safeguarding is crucial, as is experience of facilitating support groups.
Experience of developing services for victims and survivors of domestic abuse is desirable but not crucial, as is awareness and knowledge of the benefits system, legal and housing issues affecting families escaping domestic violence. Due to the nature of the role, you are required to hold a clean driving license and have access to a vehicle. Please note this is a full-time role, 37 hours per week. There is a requirement for early morning/evening and weekend work in this job.
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.
As a specialist Recruitment Practice, we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.