Lewisham, London, Greater London

£27,177 - £29,943



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

We are recruiting a Community Outreach Worker to provide a high quality personal welfare support service to survivors of domestic violence including those at the point of crisis.

Please note: The salary range for this role is £27,177- £29,943 per annum

You will provide person-centred, non-judgemental support to help survivors at all levels of risk to increase their 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 identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of survivors of domestic violence and have the ability to work effectively with other agencies in a multi-agency context. 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 fleeing domestic violence. You will have excellent casework skills, good written and verbal communication skills, clear professional boundaries and be a proactive team player.

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.

Interview date: Monday 29th October

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.