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Date Added: Wed 28/09/2022

Support Worker - Women's Refuge

Cardiff, CF101DZ, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £21000 - £23000/annum

Support worker - Women's refuge*
*Permanent full time*
*Mobile based - Monday - Friday with on call*
*£21,000 - £23,000*

We are working alongside a fantastic women's refuge organisation who are recruiting for Support workers.
The company is a women`s equality organisation which exists to eradicate violence against women and girls and to support survivors. They recognise that ending violence and abuse takes a whole society approach to social change, and it needs you to help them achieve this!
This is a full-time role working 35 hours a week plus on-call, with the expectation to work flexibly between 00:00hrs - 23:59hrs Monday-Sunday. The on-call service is delivered 24hrs a day and is staffed by IPA`s on a rota basis. Additional generous financial increments are paid to those participating in the on-call service.

About you

You will have a good understanding of domestic violence/ abuse
You'll have theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal justice remedies
An understanding of child protection issues
You will have a good understanding and experience in risk assessment
You'll be experienced in working with vulnerable people
Experience in managing case loads
You will have excellent communication skills
You'll hold a safe lives IDVA training certificate or a relevant degree or occupational experience
Have strong crisis management skills
You will be naturally compassionate and empathetic
You'll work well on your own initiative
Have a strong resilience
You will always act with integrity and respect
You'll be able to work flexibly as part of the team
Have an optimistic personality
You will have a full and clean UK's drivers licence
The role

You will identify the risks and needs of the service user
You'll prioritise case loads
Working with a diverse risk and need to ensure all women and children, whenever possible are supported through their journey with consistency
You will deliver specialist support services to women and children who are accessing accommodation services
You'll support, signpost and refer women and children to the services they wish to engage with
Support the empowerment of the client
You will understand the multi-agency partnership structures and work within a multi-agency setting
You'll ensure accurate and timely records are maintained.
Supporting women and children to have a voice within the organisation and the sector
You will support women to maintain licence agreement and help them prepare for moving onto independent living.Company benefits

Generous Annual Leave Package Totalling 33 Days (Inclusive of Bank Holidays)
Life Assurance
Employee Assistance Program - supports your health and well being at home and work
Flexi Working
Paid Company Sick Pay & Emergency Dependent Leave
Living Wage Employer
Bike to work scheme, among other benefits.Apply today or call Stacey at BS Social Care for an informal chat about the role (phone number removed)
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