Domestic Abuse Key Worker – Peripatetic

Posted by The Haven Wolverhampton

Domestic Abuse Key Worker – Peripatetic

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

£20,000 per annum

Permanent

About the organisation

Set up in 1973, The Haven Wolverhampton is a charitable organisation which provides both practical and emotional support services to women and ... Read more

Job Description

As a Peripatetic Domestic Abuse Keyworker, you will work across the different refuge accommodations to provide support as required. You will take a whole family approach to providing support. Provide immediate and on-going support within accommodation services for women children and young people escaping Violence & Abuse.  You will ensure a safe, secure environment and, through Personal Support Planning. Respond appropriately to the needs and risks of the women and children and enable them to make informed choices leading to safe move on.

Providing support for women with complex support needs. This will involve proactively working to support clients to manage risks and implement safely plans and improve financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. You will also address additional support needs relating to mental health, substance use, and physical health and offending behaviour.

A High level of client contact, and work with external agencies and community based organisations. You will actively develop links and positive working relationships with agencies across the city.

To provide support in refuge in line with The Haven’s policies and procedures and comply with housing legislation and requirements of funders. 

To enable women to access the appropriate support related to welfare benefits, legal advice, housing options and employment. You will help women to access all appropriate internal and external support services.

To work in line with the requirements, specification and contract details of the Violence and Abuse contract and will closely follow the performance indicators conditions.

Your role will have a substantial focus on User Participation in every aspect of your work. You will provide support to develop life skills and independent living in line with safe move-on procedures.

Due to the nature of our work, Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.

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