An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Community Outreach Worker to join our Cambridge team. The role is an ideal opportunity for people wishing to provide a high quality personal welfare support service to survivors of domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse, including those at the point of crisis.
You will conduct key work sessions on a regular basis and support survivors in assessing and managing risk to themselves and their children’s safety. You will assist survivors in ensuring they are aware of their legal rights to protection and have access to the appropriate benefits such as housing.
Methodical and well-organised, you will have significant proven experience of providing direct emotional, practical and welfare support, ideally within a relevant field such as a refuge, women’s advice centre or residential setting. You will be experienced in assisting people to apply for welfare benefits and in identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of survivors of domestic violence. With an up-to-date knowledge of relevant civil and criminal legislation, you will have a demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office and the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with survivors and their children fleeing domestic violence.
The job involves working within a multi-agency framework to develop referral, joint working and information sharing protocols and it will cover a large geographical area, including rural locations, therefore a full driving licence and use of own car is essential. Good knowledge of the local area would be an advantage.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.
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 Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a discounts/savings portal.
Closing date: 17th November 2019
Interview date: 28th November 2019
Contract length: 9 months
Salary: £20,097 to £22,838 per annum
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 is however 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.
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