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.
Position: Refuge Worker
Job type: Full Time, Permanent x 1 Fixed Term Contract x 2 (Until 31st March 2020 with possibility of extension)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £22,828 to £26,390 per annum
Benefits: include 28 days holiday, pension scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Closing date: 18 July 2019
Interview date: 26 July 2019
About the role:
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 Refuge Worker may be perfect for you.
We have 3 vacancies with our Lewisham service as follows: x1 permanent contract, x2 FTC (until 31 March 2020- with possibility of extension).
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.
This is an exciting and challenging role as you will provide a high quality professional support service to women and children affected by domestic violence who needs to maintain either current or alternative safe accommodation.
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. Knowledge and 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 also essential.
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 and an employee assistance programme.
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.
Please note that CVs are not accepted.
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.
You may have experience of the following: Refuge Worker, Support Worker, Female Support Worker, Social Worker, Social Care, Care Assistant, Vulnerable People, Voluntary Sector, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, NFP, etc.