Salary: £29,500 - £32,000 per annum
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract
Vacancy Reference: SWA3016
Closing Date: 15th December 2020
Interview Date: W/C 21st December 2020
Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.
About the Service
The project will work with a range of women survivors of domestic abuse, including women with no recourse to public funds, supporting them through work readiness and into employment.
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women in terms of furlough and proposed. The project will include provision of more online and appropriately social-distanced working.
All of the work will be underpinned by holistic support for domestic abuse, developing both support for the women in terms of employment, the creation of a peer support program but also deepening partnerships between organisations to facilitate employment and training opportunities.
About the Role
As a Haringey Employment Advisor you will:
- Provide holistic support including employment and training opportunities to survivors of domestic abuse
- Develop and facilitate workshops and employability skills training
- Identify and create effective partnerships with a variety of local organisations including recruitment agencies, colleges, employers, DWP and local community services
- Attend case review meetings, including MARAC where appropriate
- Work closely with the peer support worker and peer recruits to maintain and create employment opportunities for survivors of domestic abuse
- Contribute to collation, monitoring and evidence of service outcomes to ensure coherent target are met
- Champion Solace’s Equality and Diversity and ensuring human rights and equality is the centre of your work
- Be a voice for service user feedback, delivery and shape future development.
If you demonstrate commitment, innovation, passion, non-judgemental and collaboration, you’ll thrive in our diverse feminist team of professional women.
Ideal candidates will:
• Have a sound understanding of practical, emotional, social and economic issues affecting survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
• Have a proven track record of delivering employment and skills training workshops
• Have in depth knowledge and confidentially advising on a range of options including safe housing, criminal justice, civil remedies, income maximisation and employment & training
• Have sound knowledge of adult and children safeguarding
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Have a sensitive and non-judgemental approach when working with vulnerable clients
• Be experienced in risk assessment, management and safety planning
• Have the ability to have enhanced DBS
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.
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