Domestic Violence Outreach Support Worker
Length: Temporary to permanent (after 12 weeks)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Evening and weekend work required
Pay: £9 - £10 per hour (temporary)
£20,541 per annum (permanent starting salary)
Venn Group is currently recruiting for an Outreach Support Worker to provide a high quality practical and emotional support to families living in the community who are living with, or have lived with, domestic abuse/violence.
Responsibilities of the role:
To provide a high quality practical and emotional support to families living in the community who are living with, or have lived with, domestic abuse/violence
To work with survivors to assess need and risk in order to establish and maintain a support/safety plan, on a 1-to-1 basis, both face to face and over the telephone
To facilitate groups and other peer support opportunities for those fleeing from Domestic Abuse to come together and share experiences/gain support
To enable and encourage survivors to access services relevant to resolving their issues such as legal advice, housing and benefit rights, education and health services
To offer advocacy for those fleeing Domestic Abuse by supporting them to have their needs met by other agencies and where appropriate referring to other services
To work according to sound safeguarding principles to ensure that the welfare of children and vulnerable adults are paramount and appropriate records are maintained
To support those fleeing Domestic Abuse through protective interventions for themselves and their family, including supporting them through the civil and criminal court process
To ensure that security of sensitive information is maintained and complies with the requirements of the GDPR legislation and other relevant legislation, whilst also maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality
Full UK drivers’ license and access to own vehicle
Enhanced DBS certificate
Previous experience in a supportive, domestic violence role
To discuss this opportunity further, please contact Stuart Birt on 0121 616 0660, or alternatively email email@example.com with an up-to-date copy of your CV as soon as possible.
Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you have not received a response within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.