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 Rural Community Outreach Worker (Domestic Violence Outreach Worker) may be perfect for you.
Position: Domestic Violence Rural Outreach Worker
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until March 2020 (with possibility of extension)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,360 to £26,999 per annum
Benefits: 28 days annual leave, Peoples Pension
Closing date: 2 July 2019
About the role:
The rural project will work to create innovative pathways to housing and safety support for victims who may be geographically isolated. This is likely to involve working with non-traditional community partners, such as churches and Women’s Institutes.
You will conduct key work sessions on a regular basis and support survivors in assessing and managing risk to themselves and their children’s safety. You will assist survivors in ensuring they are aware of their legal rights to protection and have access to the appropriate benefits such as housing.
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 assisting people to apply for welfare benefits and 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.
The job involves working within a multi-agency framework to develop referral, joint working and information sharing protocols and it will cover a large geographical area, including rural locations, therefore a full driving licence and use of own car is essential.
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.
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.
You may have experience of the following: Charity, Not For Profit, Third Sector, Support Worker, Mental Health, Social Worker, Charities, Social Care, National Domestic Violence Workers, Domestic Violence Workers, Community Support Worker, Refuge Worker, Advocate, Caseworker, Outreach Worker, Community Outreach Worker, etc.