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Creative Support
Bedford, Bedford
£7.50 - £8.90 per hour
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Welwyn Hatfield Women's Refuge And Support Services
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
£24,799 pro rata
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Outreach and Resettlement Worker – Part Time
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

If you have a background in supporting women who have experienced domestic violence, this is an amazing opportunity to help provide life-changing services to women and children in your community. 

About Us

Welwyn Hatfield Women's Refuge and Support Services (WHWR) is a vital resource for women and families in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield, offering a safe haven away from domestic violence and abuse.

We provide ensuite bedrooms to women and children for up to four months at a time to enable a break from their situation or to allow them to start building a new life away from an abusive or violent relationship or home environment.

Our refuge is a private, secure women and children only space. We collect residents from an agreed location and bring them to the refuge to ensure that abusive partners or family members cannot know where they are. Once safe, we provide accommodation, practical and emotional support and help with benefits, schooling and even healthcare to make sure that our residents view their time with us as positive and affirming. 

We’re currently looking for an Outreach and Resettlement Worker to join us on a part-time basis, working 30 hours per week. 

The Benefits

- Starting salary of £24,799 pro rata (currently under review)
- Make a positive difference to women’s lives
- Welcoming and supportive work environment

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a team of caring experts who are passionate about supporting women and children who have experienced exceptionally hard situations.

We will support you to build on your existing expertise while you help local women and children to pursue their goals and live the lives they choose.

So, if you are looking for the opportunity to make a real difference as part of our collaborative, friendly team, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As an Outreach and Resettlement Worker, you’ll provide emotional and practical support, information and advice to women living in the community who have experienced domestic violence and abuse.

In this important role, you’ll help women to explore, identify and articulate their needs, as well as those of their children, and work sensitively towards offering them support and guidance. 

Specifically, you will: 

- Meet with women in a safe environment, maintaining confidentiality 
- Carry out MARAC risk assessments for all new outreach clients 
- Develop professional, supportive relationships with women while they are a resident at our refuge 
- Hire venues to support the delivery of our drop-in services for women and children 
- Work with statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that women receive the support they need
- Take part in the out of hours on-call rota

About You 

To join us as an Outreach and Resettlement Worker, you’ll need: 

- Experience of working in a supportive capacity with women, or women and their children who have experienced domestic violence
- Previous experience of group work 
- Experience of liaising with both voluntary and statutory agencies 
- An understanding of the issues facing women and children who have experienced domestic violence: physical, emotional and sexual abuse
- Knowledge of current legislation regarding the welfare of children and young people, family law, housing/homelessness, welfare benefits and immigration law as they pertain to domestic violence and basic health and safety
- An understanding of how other agencies operate with regard to domestic violence, such as housing services, HMRC, social care, solicitors, the police and courts

Please note: only female applicants will be progressed as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Other organisations may call this role Support Worker, Domestic Violence Support Worker, Community Outreach Worker, Women’s Support Worker, or Social Care Worker.

Webrecruit and Welwyn Hatfield Women's Refuge and Support Services are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you are seeking your next challenge as an Outreach and Resettlement Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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Posted on: 29 July 2020
Closing date: 09 September 2020
Job ref: HKWTF0909/NG-HL
Tags: Support Worker
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