Home-based
M13, Manchester
£26,065 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

About us:

PTMWA is a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We assist recovery by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. We also run the only museum dedicated to telling the story of women’s fight for the right to vote at our Pankhurst Centre headquarters.

We are a diverse organisation with 28% of our staff coming from BAME and 20% from LGBT communities. We span the generations with 11% of staff being aged 18-24 and 25% aged 55-64. 11% of staff identify as having a disability.

Our staff, volunteers and service users have recently taken time to reflect on who we are and what we do when we are at our best. This reflection showed that we can proudly claim to be: 

Courageous by challenging inequality, stepping forward and making change

Affirming by supporting and inspiring, paying attention to discover what matters

Generous by sharing our skills, creating energetic positive links, and thriving together

Rooted by being secure in our communities, participating and nurturing a sense of belonging

About You:

You will be a pro-active, reliable individual who reflects the values of PTMWA in all that you do. Your experiences, whether in paid or voluntary work, will enable you to fulfil the role requirements but it is your attitude and character that will make you a successful team member.

You will enjoy a challenge and actively participate in delivering and developing services of the highest standard.

About the role:

We welcome applications from people seeking part-time (17.5 hours) work as well as full-time (35). All roles are subject to a DBS check and we seek 2 x references, 1 of whom must be your current employer if applicable.

The purpose of this position is to provide holistic support and advocacy for individuals referred by the GP Practices across the city. The responsibilities will amongst others include:

Practice-based Work to promote an awareness of the experiences and needs of people, predominantly women who are living with, escaping or have a history of DVA particularly in relation to their health.

Advocacy and Support Work by providing effective one to one support, advice, information and advocacy to service users who are experiencing or who have experienced DVA as they are referred from participating GP Practices. Maintain awareness of safeguarding and complete Early Help and/or social services referrals as a matter of urgency.

Contributing to Project Success by managing workload to ensure compliance with IRIS National and local commissioning reporting requirements. Contribute to the development of the IRIS online case management and reporting tool to ensure this is fit for purpose. 

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

Hours of work: 35 per week

Duration: Fixed Term up to 31st March 2021

Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata for part-time workers

Application forms should be returned by midnight 21st  August 2020. Interviews will be held on 10th September 2020. If you have not heard from us by 2nd September 2020, your application has been unsuccessful.

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Posted on: 30 July 2020
Closing date: 21 August 2020
Job ref: AE2007
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker

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