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Surrey (North West) - Part Time Refuge Support Worker
London, Islington - Children’s Therapist: Arts Therapy Service
Swindon - Refuge Worker Part-Time
West London - Person Centred Groupworkers
Derbyshire - Team Leader (Derbyshire Support and Advice for Men)
London - Advice Line Gateway Assistant P/T
Stoke - Co-ordinator, Sunrise Centre
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Part Time Refuge Support Worker (20 hours per week) – North West Surrey
Starting salary: £11,724 per annum (full time equivalent £21,104 pa)
yourSanctuary is looking for a Support Worker to provide exceptional practical and emotional support to refuge residents and helpline service users. Using your strong communication skills and proactive attitude, you will facilitate the smooth running of our refuge service and empower women to live a life without fear.
Acting as a key worker, you will be responsible for assessing needs, developing and implementing outcomes focussed support plans and providing advocacy support for women in their dealings with external voluntary and statutory agencies.
A professional and flexible approach to this wide ranging role is essential and you must have excellent organisational skills. In return, we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a supportive team and to develop your skills and experience. Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a reliable car and be able to undertake on-call duties as part of a rota.
This post is based in a women’s refuge and is therefore open to female applicants only and is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.
Closing date: Monday 6th January 2014 (12 noon)
First interview date: Monday 13th January 2014
For the full job description and person specification please visit our website: http://www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/join-us/apply/25 . To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your covering letter please include a paragraph on how your skills, experience and/or knowledge enable you to meet the requirements set out in the person specification for this post.
SOLACE WOMEN'S AID
Solace Women’s Aid is looking for a
Children’s Therapist: Arts Therapy Service
Solace Women’s Aid works with women and children who have been affected by domestic violence and we deliver a wide range of services to meet the different needs of our service users.
The Arts Therapy Service provides individual 1:1 sessions and groupwork for children and young people affected by domestic violence. The work takes place in the community and is occasionally based in schools and Children Centres.
The post holder will be based at our office in Islington.
This post is funded by BBC Children in Need
Hours: 15 per week (2 days)
Salary: £27,009 pro rata – 3 year contract initially
Closing date: Monday 13th January 2014 ( 9 am)
Interview date: Friday 17th January 2014
Tel: 020 7619 1350
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
Posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only. (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)
SWINDON WOMEN'S AID
PART TIME REFUGE SUPPORT WORKER: 22.5 HOURS PER WEEK
Swindon Women’s Aid are currently seeking a part time refuge worker to join our team for 22.5 hours a week to provide high quality practical and emotional support to residents in our refuge accommodation.
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. You will develop support plans for each resident and aid them to obtain permanent 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. 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.
This post is based in our women’s refuge and is therefore restricted under the Equality Act 2010 – only female candidates will be considered for this post. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will also be required for this role.
Closing date: 5pm on Monday 30 December 2013
Interview date: Monday 13 January 2014 in Swindon
Female Groupworkers West London (Person Centred)
Part /Time (17.5 hrs pw)
£ 15,000 p.a. (£30,000 pro rata)
Section 7.2(E) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies.
This is a re-advertisement of this position, re-application will not be accepted.
Woman’s Trust seeks Person Centred Groupworkers to deliver our programme of support groups for women affected by domestic violence.
- qualified counsellor
- minimum 3 years post qualification counselling experience
- 3 years’ experience of groupwork and working with issues of domestic violence
- good interpersonal skills
- strong commitment to working in a Person Centred style
- BACP accredited or working towards accreditation
This post is self-servicing requiring good IT, administration and organisational skills. Post holders are required to travel in area of service provision as part of this post.
A commitment to equal opportunities and experience of working with women from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities are essential.
Closing date Friday 10th January 2014 5pm
(Interviews due to be held week 27th January 2014)
These posts are based at our office in Ladbroke Grove with service delivery in West and East London venues.
For an information pack phone 020 7034 0303, email email@example.com or write to: Woman's Trust, Lighthouse, 111-117 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QT, Charity No 1143513, Company no.6886781
NORTH DERBYSHIRE WOMEN'S AID
NDWA is a registered charity that provides advice and support to women, men and their children from diverse backgrounds, who are or have been experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Support for men is provided through our specialist service;
Derbyshire Support and Advice for Men (DSAM)
North Derbyshire Women’s Aid is now recruiting for the following positions for the DSAM perpetrator programme.
DSAM Team leader 35 hours per week; SCP 33 £27,829 per annum + 6% employer pension contribution
You will need;
- A good understanding of the nature of domestic violence and abuse
- An understanding of the effect of domestic violence and abuse on partners and their children
- Ability to work flexibly at different times of the day, including evenings when necessary
- A full driving licence and access to your own transport.
You will implement the project aims and objectives of working with men who are violent and abusive to their female partners, supporting them to change their offending behaviour and keep women and their children safe.
With a base in Chesterfield the project will deliver group work each week for men in Alfreton, Buxton, Chesterfield and Swadlincote and provide support and safety planning to their (ex) partners.
Further details for the post is provided in the job descriptions and person specifications.
This post is funded by National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and Derbyshire County Council until March 31st 2016
For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Dena Trossell, Strategic Head of Service, NDWA Tel; 01246 238248
For an application pack please contact Kate Witham
Tel; 01246 238 248
Closing date for applications: 24th December 2013 5pm
RIGHTS OF WOMEN
Advice Line Gateway Assistant (14 hours pw)
We are looking for a woman* with experience of delivering advice and information services to women to support our specialist immigration and asylum legal advice line
£21,000 pa (pro rata) plus 3% pension contribution
1 year fixed term contract but may be extended subject to funding
No CVs accepted.
Closing date: 12pm Friday 10 January 2014
Interviews: Wednesday 22 January 2014
*Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I) applies
Co-ordinator – Sunrise Centre
37.5 hours per week
£20,300 per annum
Funded by The Big Lottery Fund, Sunrise Centre is a service which provides recovery, resources and development in a dedicated community setting. The service inspires women and children affected by Domestic Violence to regain their self-esteem, increase their self-confidence and fully recover from the effects of Domestic Violence. The centre delivers a range of therapeutic and learning activities and provides a volunteer programme that will enable victim/survivors of Domestic Violence to undertake meaningful roles within the centre.
The aim of the Co-ordinator is to provide operational management of the Sunrise Centre and to develop a range of activities for women and children. The ideal candidate will have the experience to inspire, lead and manage a team, along with the ability to meet department objectives.
You will be a female and have an understanding of the issues affecting women and children who have escaped Domestic Violence coupled with knowledge and experience of the customer group.
Being able to deliver effective presentations and talks to promote the service would be advantageous.
Sex Discrimination Act 1975 – Section 7 (2) (D) applies to this post
If you think you have appropriate skills and would like to find out more, then visit our website at www.archnorthstaffs.org.uk for more information. To apply download an application form, job description and person specification or send an SAE (90p) to: HR Department, Arch, 308 London Road, Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 5AB.
The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check. A full driving licence, business insurance and access to a vehicle are essential for the above role. Please state clearly on your application which post you are interested in applying for.
The closing date for the above post is 4pm on Friday, 20th December 2013. CV’s will not be accepted as application for employment. Interview date is TBC.
Arch is an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity.
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