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Refuge Worker

Hampshire (On-site)
£24,969 - £25,614 per year (pro rata)
Part-time (22 hours per week)
Job description

Prospectus is proud to be working with Stop Domestic Abuse to recruit a part-time Refuge Worker. Stop Domestic Abuse support all those affected by domestic abuse by providing innovative and unique services. They ensure that victims are supported to recover, and perpetrators are supported to change their behaviour.

This Refuge Worker role is on a permanent contract, part time basis (22 hours a week) and will be based in East Hampshire.

Refuge workers will provide safety planning, support, advice, and assistance to children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse and are staying in the refuge. The work will focus on preventing domestic abuse by providing support and facilitating safe space for children and young people and peer support networks in the refuge and supporting children and young people to keep safe in/maintain their refuge accommodation.

Additionally, you will establish and maintain links with statutory and voluntary agencies; to promote and support the welfare of families who have experienced domestic abuse. Form and maintain relationships with local specialist domestic abuse services, and finally, ensure that child welfare is ensured in accordance with Stop Domestic Abuse’s Protection from Abuse Policy.

This role includes the opportunity to be on call out of office hours as this is a 24-hour, 7 day a week service running outside of usual service hours.  The on-call out of hours service may involve the following duties and responsibilities, this is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change to ensure contract and service delivery requirements are met by the organisation and to provide a high-quality service to people affected by domestic abuse. Stop Domestic Abuse is committed to running a 24-hour service to people affected by domestic abuse that is accessible, supportive and welcoming.

To be considered for this role you will have excellent communication, negotiation, and advisory skills, both written and verbal. An understanding and awareness of the needs of women, men and children of all ages who have experienced domestic violence and have strong crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations.

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

To apply for this position, in the first instance please send us your CV only. We will then contact you to discuss the role in greater detail, and the next steps in the application process. At Prospectus we invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you with your application. We welcome candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Please let us know if we can help you with the application process in any way. We are more than happy to make any reasonable adjustments to enable all interested candidates to apply.

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Prospectus View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 21 May 2024
Closed date: 04 June 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: 188545
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work