Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Blue Octopus
Worcester, Worcestershire
£11,500 – 18.5 hours (£23,000 FTE)
07 Jun 2021
05 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

About the role

Joining us as Domestic Abuse Support Worker, you will provide one to one telephone support and advocacy for those experiencing domestic abuse in their homes and/or in the community, and those who are living temporarily in safe ‘satellite’ accommodation.

Prioritising the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, you will ensure that the temporary accommodation arrangements in which some clients are placed, is sufficient to meet their individual needs. You will carry out and record an assessment of needs and risk for each individual/family and implement a structured support and safety planning programme to deliver agreed outcomes. You will work in partnership with other agencies in ensuring a cohesive package of coordinated support and work with other supports workers in the organisation to ensure that users have access to the full range of services provided by West Mercia Women’s Aid.

The role is funded by Worcestershire City Council.

About you

We’re looking for an individual who has experience of advocacy and support work with vulnerable people and someone who has knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues and the needs of those affected by it. You’ll need to have a strong customer focus, active listening skills and be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. We’d also like you to have working knowledge of disability, mental health and drug and alcohol issues, for those from minority communities.

Enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check is required in accordance with safeguarding policies.

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 (part 1), this post is for women only.

About us

We work together – We make things better – We do the right thing

Rooftop is a values-based organisation that has recently evolved into a modern and flexible social business, aiming to deliver high quality, value for money services. We are proud of our people and what we achieve, making a positive impact on everyday lives and have been recognised as one of the Sunday Times 100 best not-for-profit companies to work for.

Closing date for applications will be 9am, 28 June 2021

Interview date will be week commencing  5  July Via MS Teams, actual date to be confirmed if shortlisted.