Greater London
£20,572 - £21,959 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you think it is a national disgrace that in England and Wales, two women a week are killed by their partner or ex-partner? Or that one woman in every four will experience domestic violence at some point during her life?

Do you want to work for an organisation that provides a voice for abused women, and plays a vital role in ensuring that life-saving services are in place to support them? If so, then the role of Children's Support Worker may be perfect for you.

As Children's Support Worker, you will be responsible for providing high quality practical and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence and their children living in our refuges.

This is an exciting and challenging role as you will have the opportunity to work for a leading national specialist domestic violence charity. You will have the opportunity to improve the lives of children and young people who may have expereinced trauma and are living emergency accommodation through providing stimulating play and leisure activities and access to health services and education. 

This role will be based in our Westminster service. 

You will provide a high quality professional support service to women and children affected by domestic violence, who need to maintain either their current or alternative safe accomodation. 

We are looking to recruit a female* candidate with experience in working with children and a recognised qualification such as an NNEB or NVQ level 3.

You will be responsible for organising and providing play activities for children and will work closely with colleagues to provide practical information and assistance to women about local services for children, such as play schemes, nursery or schools.

The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting women and children escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence against women and girls. You will have good communication and team work skills and be able to use your own initiative.  You will show strong organisational and administration skills. 

The ability to build a rapport and trust with children and their mothers is essential in this work. Experience of supporting children and families who have experienced domestic violence or other forms of violence against women and girls is desirable.

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. We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession.  Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme and an employee assistance programme.           

Salary: £20,572 - £21,959      

Closing date: 4 July 2019 

Interview date: 15 July 2019

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

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

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.

More about REFUGE

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Posted on: 10 June 2019
Closed date: 04 July 2019
Job ref: 629
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work

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