Domestic Violence Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 6960010/001
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2020
  • Recruiter: South West
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England
  • Salary: £10.00 to £10.50 Per Hour
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 1 Month +
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Temporary Domestic Violence Support Worker

Immediately Required via Venn Group

The Contract Recruitment Specialists

Location: Somerset

Duration: 1 month +

Hours: 37.5 hours a week Mon to Fri 

 

Responsibilities:  

  • Provide outreach and community based support to high risk victims across North Somerset

  • Work closely with external support services including MARAC to provide co-ordinated package of emotional and practical support, advice and advocacy to female or male high risk survivors of domestic violence and their children,

  • Empower high risk survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery. 

  • Enable clients to help them source suitable temporary accommodation or maintain their current accommodation

  • Aid clients to access welfare  benefits, legal advice, alternative housing options and support services

  • Promote the service through building positive relationships with the police, social services and other external support services

  • Carry out risk and needs assessments, including DASH

  • Attend appointments with clients and provide support out in the community

Essentials:

  • Experience and knowledge in Domestic Violence

  • IDVA qualified

  • Enhanced current DBS

  • A driver with your own car