Job Title: Children’s Outreach Worker
Location: Barking and Dagenham
Salary: £27,948 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday.
Contract Type: Permanent
Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services and we are proud to be a leader in our field and an employer of choice, with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.
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, To co locate with local children’s centres and children’s social care to open up pathways to the service and maximise local resources and manage a rolling a caseload of 30 clients and also to deliver group work to women to give them insight into the dynamics of domestic abuse.
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.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality which underpin all of our work. Successful applicants will be expected to work within Refuge’s Values and Behaviour Framework and demonstrate these in their everyday work.
Refuge offers: a competitive salary with annual progression within points of the salary grade; 28 days annual leave increasing to 30 days; clinical supervison for all front line staff a pension scheme that includes a 6% employer contribution; as well as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.
Closing Date: Wednesday 6th October 2021 at 9:00am
Interview Date: Monday 11th October 2021
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.
Refuge is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion 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.