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Age UK Bromley and Greenwhich
Lewisham
£10.85 - £13.20 per hour + £2,821 - £2,970 annual retainer fee dependent on shift pattern
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Greater London
£18,168.5 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 4 days per week for 26.25 hours (Monday 9-5 (Dagenham), Tuesday - Thursday 10-4:45 (Barking)
Job description

Job Title: Refuge Worker (Part Time)

Salary: £18,168.50 per annum (Pro rated to Part time)

Location: Barking and Dagenham

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services and we are proud to be a leader in our field and an employer of choice, with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  For more information on our work, please visit our website.

Responsibilities

This role requires an exceptional individual who wants to make a difference. As a Refuge Worker, you will be responsible for providing high quality practical and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence and their children living in our refuges.

You will ensure the smooth running of the refuge, including the admission of survivors of domestic violence to the refuge. You will also assess and advise on their entitlement to welfare and housing benefits and housing management. You will develop support plans for each resident and aid them to obtain permanent accommodation.

Essential Skills or Experience

The successful candidate will have evidence of strong casework management skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. You will be required to bring safeguarding children or vulnerable adults to the immediate attention of the service manager, or if unavailable another manager. Direct experience of providing support to women is essential as is a current understanding of legislation relating to domestic violence including civil/criminal legislation and welfare rights. The ability to work as part of an on-call rota is essential and occasional evening work in emergency situations.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality which underpin all of our work. Successful applicants will be expected to work within Refuge’s Values and Behaviour Framework and demonstrate these in their everyday work.

Benefits

Refuge offers: a competitive salary with annual progression within points of the salary grade; 28 days annual leave increasing to 30 days; a pension scheme that includes a 6% employer contribution; as well as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

Other information

Closing Date: 9:00am 12 August 2021

Interview Date:17 August 2021

This is a Permanent, Part time role 4 days per week for 26.25 hours (Monday 9-5 (Dagenham), Tuesday - Thursday 10-4:45 (Barking)

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Refuge is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies

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REFUGE

At Refuge, we believe that no-one should have to live in fear of violence and abuse. On any given day Refuge supports almost 6,000 clients, hel... Read more

Posted on: 28 July 2021
Closing date: 12 August 2021
Job ref: 0472
Tags: Advice, Information,Social Care/Development
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