Lambeth, Greater London

£27,177 - £29,943 per year

Permanent, Full-time

615

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

Refuge, an award-winning charity are currently recruiting an Outreach Worker, funded by the Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP). The Outreach Woker will provide enhanced interventions for those with children aged 0-3, including during pregnancy, in four key wards.

The successful candidate 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.

As Outreach Worker, you 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 also 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 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 Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.

Closing date: 5th June   

Interview date: TBC

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.