Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, modern slavery and human trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 6,000 women and children in our national network of services. These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services, culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline. We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, manage a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.
This post is funded by the Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP), aiming to provide enhanced interventions for those with children aged 0-3, including during pregnancy, in four key wards. The Outreach Worker will provide holistic support to victims of domestic violence to meet a wide range of needs with the overall aim of increasing their safety and wellbeing. They will have a low caseload to allow for enhanced casework with service users and their children, over a longer period of time, with a wider remit and taking a flexible approach.
The post holder will provide a high quality personal welfare support service to survivors of domestic violence and their children, 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.
The job involves working within a multi-agency framework to develop referral, joint working and information sharing protocols.
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.
Competitive salary offering annual progression within points of the salary grade, 28 days annual leave increasing to 30 days, pension scheme with People’s pension that includes a 6% Employer contribution, comprehensive EAP.
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.
Please visit Refuge’s website for further details and other opportunities.
Closing date: 4th February 2021
This is a permanent and full time role with 37.5 hours per week.
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.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.