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P/T Female Refuge Support

P/T Female Refuge Support*

20 hours per week 

£22,837 pa full time equivalent salary (£12,687 pa pro rata)

12 month fixed term contract

Would you like to use your strong communication skills and proactive attitude to empower female survivors of domestic abuse to live a life without fear?   We are looking for a capable and calm individual to join our refuge service to be a key worker, responsible for risk assessment and risk management, conducting 1:1 sessions with residents to agree and implement outcomes focussed support plans.  You will advocate on behalf of clients, raise awareness of the issues around domestic abuse with other agencies and also provide support via our specialist telephone helpline.  A professional and flexible approach to this wide-ranging role is essential.

Knowledge of issues relating to domestic abuse and an understanding of professional boundaries are necessary as is the ability to work well as part of a cohesive and supportive team.  You must also have good administration and IT skills.   A second language would be an advantage, in particular Urdu or Arabic.

 

In return, Your Sanctuary offers training opportunities, 25 days annual leave (pro rata), a contributory pension scheme, regular clinical supervision, access to an Employee Assistance Programme and a dynamic and engaging workplace.  The post is for 20 hours per week to be worked over three, four or five days per week with some flexibility on actual working hours.

 

Please see below for a covering letter and full job description/person specification. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to admin@yoursanctuary.org.uk.    In your covering letter please include a paragraph on how your skills, experience and/or knowledge enable you to meet the requirements set out in the person specification for this post.   Please also specify your preferred working pattern.

Closing date for applications: 9am Friday 8th June 2021

Successful applicants must live within a reasonable driving distance from Your Sanctuary’s Woking office and have a full driving licence, access to a reliable car and be able to undertake on-call duties as part of a rota.

 

*Because of the nature of this post it is only open to female applicants and is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.