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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
Our peripatetic staff team provide front-line support to accommodation based and community services all over London across our organisation. As a member of the peripatetic staff team, you will cover vacancies in a variety of roles, providing a high quality support service to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
About the Role
Within community services, you will typically fill roles as a caseworker or IDVA. As a caseworker you will carry out risk and needs assessments, safety planning, and individual support planning with survivors as well as advocating on their behalf with external agencies. As an IDVA you will also contribute to the local MARAC process; representing survivors at MARAC meetings and action planning alongside other agencies to improve survivor safety.
Within accommodation services you will typically fill the role of refuge worker. You will ensure the smooth running of the refuge, including the admission of survivors of domestic violence to the refuge. You will work with women to devise a support plan that meets their immediate practical and emotional needs and starts the process of recovery, linking women into more specialist support services where required.
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 in depth knowledge and confidentially advising on a range of options including safe housing, criminal justice, civil remedies
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
Ideally CAADA/Safe Lives/Women’s Aid IDVA or DAPA qualified, or willingness to study.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.