This role requires an exceptional individual who wants to make a difference.
As 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.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.
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.