||Children's Outreach Worker
|Hours per week:||37.5|
||£27,177 - £29,943 per annum
We are recruiting a Children’s Outreach Worker to provide high quality support to children and mothers who have been affected by any violence against women and children (VAWG), including domestic violence. You will provide non-judgmental emotional and practical support, working with mothers and their children to develop joint support and risk management plans. You will facilitate a coordinated multi agency response with a wide range of statutory and voluntary services and increase awareness of partner agencies, including nurseries, children’s centres and schools of the impact on children and their mothers affected by VAWG.
|Essential Skills or Experience:||
Methodical and well-organised, you will have significant proven experience of providing direct emotional, practical and welfare support to survivors of VAWG and their children. You will be experienced in identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of women and children affected by VAWG. You will have proven experience of advocating to statutory agencies in a multi-agency setting in order to secure safeguarding outcomes for children affected by violence against women and children. You will have a demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office, excellent casework skills, good written and verbal communication skills, clear professional boundaries and be a proactive team player.
|Benefits:||28 days annual leave, Peoples Pension|
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. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.
Closing Date: 28th July 2019
Interview Date: 7th August 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 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.
No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.
Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 6,000 women and children in our national network of services. These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.