Job Title: Community Outreach Worker, South Asian Service (Fixed Term)
Salary: £25,104 per annum
Contract type: Fixed Term until 30th September 2022
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
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 for a Community Outreach Worker to join our South Asian Service team in Derby; Suitable candidate will 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. The post holder will provide advice, advocacy, support and training to statutory agencies, in accordance with Refuge’s philosophical principles. The role involves empowering survivors to make decisions, increase their options, their confidence and their safety while also working within a multi-agency framework to develop referral, joint working and information sharing protocols.
Essential Skills or Experience
You must be methodical and well-organised; with 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 must be experienced 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.
Candidates for this role must be proficient in either of the following languages: Bangladeshi, Urdu and Punjabi.
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; a pension scheme that includes a 6% employer contribution; as well as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.
Closing Date: Monday 7th February 2022 at 09:00am
Interview Date: Friday 11th February 2022
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.
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