Domestic Violence Outreach Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 6999950/SHB
  • Date Posted: 12 November 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

 

 

Domestic Violence Outreach Support Worker

 

Location:         Leicester

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

 

Essential experience/requirements:

  • 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 sbirt@venngroup.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.