Bexley, Greater London (On-site)
£12,373- £13,226.66 0.42 FTE per annum, pro rated from full time salary of £29,000-£31,000 per annum pro rata
Contract, 1 year fixed term, Part-time
Job description

Job Title: Specialist Refuge Worker


Location: Bexley Refuge Services

Salary Band: £12,373- £13,227 per annum, pro rated from full time salary of £29,000-£31,000 per annum

Hours: 16 hours per week

Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term

Vacancy Reference: S005


Closing Date: 07/06/2022

Interview Date: 13/06/2022


Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to 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.


In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.


About the Service 

 The Specialist Refuge Worker’s role is aimed at providing specialist support services to women living in refuge with multiple needs, who have experienced domestic, or sexual violence and who have mental illness or use substances problematically. You will liaise with partner agencies ensuring services delivered are of the highest standard in line with the organisation aims and objectives.


About the Role 

 You will work with women to devise a support plan that meets their immediate practical and emotional needs and start the process of recovery, linking women into more specialist support services   where required. The Specialist Refuge Worker will undertake risk assessments, safety plans and identify support needs of women such as accessing benefits, budgeting, and explore re settlement pathways from the refuge

You will provide three months post resettlement support to residents leaving the refuge, enabling them to maintain their tenancy.


About You 

Relevant experience and direct work within specialist support services to women/families with multiple needs. Case work experience, providing proactive and emotional support to women who have experienced domestic abuse and provide the support to enable them to recover and rebuild their lives. 

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please email us if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As part of safer recruitment, we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.

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Posted on: 24 May 2022
Closed date: 07 June 2022 at 15:00
Job ref: S005
Tags: Advocacy, Social Work

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