Greater London

£27,177 - £29,943 per year

Permanent, Full-time

651

About the organisation

At Refuge, we believe that no-one should have to live in fear of violence and abuse. On any given day Refuge supports almost 6,000 clients, hel... Read more

Job Description

Role overview:

We are recruiting a Children’s Outreach Worker to provide high quality support to children and mothers who have been affected by any violence against women and children (VAWG), including domestic violence. You will provide non-judgmental emotional and practical support, working with mothers and their children to develop joint support and risk management plans. You will facilitate a coordinated multi agency response with a wide range of statutory and voluntary services and increase awareness of partner agencies, including nurseries, children’s centres and schools of the impact on children and their mothers affected by VAWG.

Essential skills or experience:

Methodical and well-organised, you will have significant proven experience of providing direct emotional, practical and welfare support to survivors of VAWG and their children. You will be experienced in identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of women and children affected by VAWG. You will have proven experience of advocating to statutory agencies in a multi-agency setting in order to secure safeguarding outcomes for children affected by violence against women and children. You will have a demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office, excellent casework skills, good written and verbal communication skills, clear professional boundaries and be a proactive team player.

Other information:

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.

 Closing Date: 28th July 2019

 Interview Date: 7th August 2019

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.