Outreach Support Worker - Domestic Abuse

9.00 - 11.50 GBP Hourly
29 May 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has been made available by an established Housing provider in Bristol for a Female outreach workers working with vulnerable women who are victims of Domestic Violence.

The vacancy is initially for Three to Four months with the view to potentially go permanent.

The pay rate is GBP9.00 per hour PAYE Plus Holiday Pay Or GBP11.50 per hour on Umbrella.

You will need a Full UK Drivers License and access to a vehicle.

Experience and knowledge of working with victims of Domestic Abuse and Criminal Justice System would be ideal.

As an Outreach worker, you will need to establish and maintain support to women and their children, with a victim centred approach, focusing on safety and recovery and ensure service users:

- Are safer

- Feel safer

- Feel more empowered and confident

- Have an increased understanding of DA and risk factors

- Are more aware of safety measures and

- Have an increased understanding of the abuse they are experiencing

You will be required to provide outreach, resettlement and tenancy sustainment support enabling women in the community to safely maintain their current accommodation, access alternative housing, welfare benefits, legal advice and support services.

Part of your role will be to maintain an effective support service with the aim of enabling the survivor and her children to develop the skills and resources necessary to move on and maintain independence and self-reliance.

You will need to champion service user empowerment and involvement by ensuring the clients services:

- Are accessible to all potential service users

- Value and respect service users as the experts of their experience

- Work in strength-based and solution-focused ways with clients

- Facilitate agreed actions into practice and

- Use service user feedback and involvement to improve our service

- Have a Think Family approach

You will be required to liaise effectively and collaboratively with all appropriate agencies and community groups to ensure the best access to services and meaningful community engagement for service users

You will be tasked with carrying out risk assessments including DASH, co-produce safety plans with the client's, regularly review the plans, enabling women to assess and manage risk to their own and their children's safety. Amend plans as appropriate when circumstances change and refer women to MARAC when appropriate.

As an Outreach worker, you will need to carry out needs assessments which effectively establish the support needs of families and enable support to be offered as quickly as possible. Respond flexibly as the individuals or family's needs and risks change

Part of your role will be, in conjunction with the service user/family complete the empowerment star and draw up a support plan. Ensure your work with service users is recovery focused and strengths based, supporting women in a creative, consistent and assertive way to ensure positive outcomes are achieved. Review the support plan regularly and record changes agreed.

You will need to provide resettlement advice and information to families prior to their move from Safe House and support them practically and emotionally in their new accommodation and during the move itself.

Furthermore, you will need ensure that women currently living in abusive situations are aware of their rights and options. Give safety-planning advice and explain the effectiveness of criminal and civil sanctions available to her.

This is an urgent requirement by the client, so therefore if you feel this is the perfect role for you to showcase your skill set then please get in touch right away.

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Zack Ali - (phone number removed)

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