||Community Outreach Worker
|Hours per week:||37.5 hours per week|
|Contract type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Contract duration:||Until March 2020|
||£27,177 - £29,943 per annum
Do you think it is a national disgrace that in England and Wales, two women a week are killed by their partner or ex-partner? Or that one woman in every four will experience domestic violence at some point during her life?
Do you want to work for an organisation that provides a voice for abused women, and plays a vital role in ensuring that life-saving services are in place to support them? If so, then the role of Community Outreach Worker may be perfect for you.
We are recruiting a Community Outreach Worker as part of an innovative project providing high quality personal welfare support to survivors of domestic violence with complex needs. We are looking for a Community Outreach Worker to lead the borough of Richmond, with flexibility to travel around Wandsworth, Kingston and Merton.
The successful canddiate will have a office base in Kingston.
You will work within the award winning Refuge – Richmond IDVA and Outreach Service, providing support to survivors from a variety of locations across the four boroughs.
Your responsibilites will involve working with a wide variety of underrepresented groups such as: BME communities; young people aged over 16; survivors with mental health issues that need specialist support linked to trauma; survivors with substance misuse issues; and socially excluded groups such as street homeless women. You will work across the boroughs in an outreach model which ensures that it is available to meet the needs of hard to reach communities whose needs are currently unmet.
|Essential Skills or Experience:||
Methodical and well-organised, you will have significant proven experience of providing direct emotional, practical and welfare support, ideally within a relevant field such as a refuge, women’s advice centre or residential setting. You will be experienced in identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of survivors of domestic violence. With an up-to-date knowledge of relevant civil and criminal legislation, you will have a demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office and the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with survivors and their children fleeing domestic violence.
|Desirable Skills or Experience:||
The ability to speak a community language such as Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Tamil or Korean would be desirable.
|Benefits:||28 days annual leave, Peoples Pension|
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.
Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.
Closing date: 24 January 2019
Interview date: 4 March 2019
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.
Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post is however restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.
Refuge opened the world’s first safe house for women and children fleeing domestic violence in Chiswick, West London in 1971. Since then the charity has grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services. On any given day, its national network of services supports over 6,000 women and children. Committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety, Refuge aims to empower women and children rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear.