Men’s Outreach Worker

Recruiter
Housing for Women
Location
Ealing, London
Salary
Salary of £33,051 per annum (pro rata)
Posted
12 Mar 2024
Closes
09 Apr 2024
Ref
KBFAW2304/CC
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time

Men’s Outreach Worker
Ealing, London

About Us

Housing for Women is a registered charity and independent housing association. We champion female empowerment by providing and promoting affordable homes for women and gender-specific support services. Since 1934, we have been working to build a more equal society for women, a world where everyone has a safe roof over their head regardless of circumstance, where violence against women is no longer tolerated.

We are currently seeking a Men’s Outreach Worker to join us on a part-time basis for a fixed-term contract until March 2025, working 18.75 hours per week.

The Benefits

- Salary of £33,051 per annum (pro rata)
- 27 days' annual leave (pro rata)
- Attractive pension scheme
- Perkbox
- Buying and selling annual leave
- Health Shield
- Season Ticket loan
- Subsidised gym membership
- Course Funding

This is a highly rewarding opportunity for an empathetic individual with experience of working with male survivors of domestic violence and vulnerable adult males to make a difference with our dedicated charity.

In this challenging yet fulfilling role, you’ll have the chance to act as a catalyst for positive change, uplifting and advocating for men affected by domestic violence, enabling them to overcome trauma, regain independence and lead better lives.

With the Office of National Statistics reporting a 7.4% rise in reported cases between 2022 and 2023, there has never been greater need for outreach workers to join us and support victims.

So, if you want to help us empower victims of domestic abuse and challenge the inequalities they face to create a fairer, better world, then apply today.

The Role

As a Men’s Outreach Worker, you will provide high-quality support to male victims and survivors of domestic abuse who are living in the local community.

Facilitating access to a range of interventions and support measures, you’ll work with local and national services to improve and achieve the best outcomes for men, ensuring compliance with our standards, contract assessments and monitoring framework.

You will also provide trauma-informed support to a caseload of men and women who are experiencing domestic violence, including those who are high-risk referred through MARAC.

Additionally, you will:

- Produce individual support plans
- Organise and deliver support sessions
- Provide effective advice and advocacy services
- Support the training and development of new staff and volunteers
- Ensure that accurate and up to date records are maintained

About You

To be considered as a Men’s Outreach Worker, you will need:

- Experience of working with vulnerable male adults from diverse backgrounds
- Experience of supporting male survivors of DVA
- Experience of undertaking individual assessments, including risk assessments and developing support plans
- Experience of working collaboratively with external agencies
- Experience and an understanding of the risk associated with lone working
- Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation Children’s Act, Community Care Act, Domestic Violence Legislation, Housing Act and MARAC protocol
- Knowledge of the impact that DVA has upon service users and their children
- Working knowledge and understanding of welfare benefits, safeguarding children and adults, child protection, social and voluntary services approaches/involvement
- Strong crisis management skills
- To be educated to NVQ III, A level standard or equivalent

Candidates interested in applying should attach a cover letter outlining how they meet the essential criteria specified in the person specification as well as how they think they meet Housing for Women’s EPIC values.

Other organisations may call this role DVA, Domestic Violence Advisor, Support Worker, Support Worker, Recovery Worker, Peer Support Worker, Support and Outreach Worker, or Domestic Violence Support Worker.

Webrecruit and Housing for Women are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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