RSR Justice is currently recruiting for a Refuge Worker to work on a temporary contract for our charity-based client, who are one of the largest specialist provider of domestic abuse in the UK. In 2018/2019 they provided life-changing services to 15,393 survivors of all varying types of domestic abuse.
The post holder will provide a high quality personal welfare support service to survivors of domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse. This includes enabling women to access housing, welfare, benefits and legal advice. A key requirement is to provide personal welfare support and to ensure that women are provided with a safe, supportive and welcoming environment
Main duties and responsibilities
- To provide practical and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse in accordance with Refuge’s philosophical principles. This will include conducting key work sessions on a regular basis and keeping casework records up to date.
- To welcome new residents, explain and arrange for them to sign occupancy agreements, ensuring that they are aware of their options for moving on to more permanent accommodation and to develop a proactive move on strategy for individual residents.
- To collect rent payments promptly, record properly, and bank within agreed timescales.
- To ensure that rooms becoming vacant are re-let as soon as possible, taking all appropriate steps to enable new referrals into the service.
- To establish the risks to, and the needs of survivors of, domestic violence and their children through assessing their practical and emotional support needs throughout their stay at the refuge.
- To develop individual support and risk management plans which address the risk of harm to survivors of domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse and their children, and to ensure that such plans are in place for each resident.
- To ensure that any issues in relation to safeguarding children or vulnerable adults are brought to the immediate attention of the service manager, or if unavailable another manager.
- To work in partnership with other agencies and to advocate for survivors to ensure their needs are met.
- A current DBS
- A relevant qualification or training, for example in domestic violence, criminal justice, law, social work, substance misuse or related area
- Experience of risk and needs assessment, safety and support planning, particularly with clients with complex/multiple needs.
- Ability to network, influence, problem solve and apply solution focused approaches to increase access and safety and facilitate positive outcomes for women and children
Pay: £11.04ph PAYE or £14.74ph Umbrella
Location: East Sussex – Rother and Hastings
Contract: 6-8 weeks
Hours: 35 hours
If you would like to be considered for this vacancy and have the relevant qualification and experience, then please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, if this role is not for you but you do know somebody who would be interested please refer them. We have a referral bonus scheme and will reward you, with retail vouchers of your choice, for referrals who are not already known to us.
Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 7 working days, I am afraid your application has been unsuccessful.
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