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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. Senior peripatetic caseworkers may also cover senior worker or specialist vacancies within the organisation, or assist in the set-up of new services. If you thrive on fast paced work settings, are able to adapt easily and quickly to new environments, and are willing to be deployed across our sites on a regular basis, then this is the opportunity for you.
About the Role
As a senior peripatetic caseworker you will:
Provide a proactive and specialist service to survivors of domestic abuse in a variety of roles across our community and accommodation based services in a front-line or senior worker capacity
Deliver high quality case work support to both victims and survivors of domestic abuse
Assist in the set-up of new projects within the organisation
Support the peripatetic service manager with the running of the peripatetic team including line management of the peripatetic caseworkers
Attend case review and team meetings and contribute towards effective team communications
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 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 experience of line managing staff and/or setting up new projects
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.