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Refuge Support Worker*

Refuge Support Worker*

Full time 36 hours per week Monday to Friday £25,750 per annum 

Plus occasional emergency on call shifts as part of a rota (additional shift allowance paid)


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 and raise awareness of the issues around domestic abuse with other agencies.  A professional, flexible and trauma informed approach to this wide-ranging role is essential.

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

In return, we can offer the opportunity for you to develop your skills and experience whilst being part of a friendly and supportive team.  We provide a contributory pension scheme, 25 days holiday plus Public Holidays and an employee assistance programme.  Applicants must have a full UK driving licence with access to a reliable car that can be used for work purposes and live within a 45 minute driving distance of our offices in Woking.  Applications from Black and minoritised women are welcome.


Your Sanctuary is fully committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and our recruitment practices will reflect this.  Successful applicants will be required to undergo a full reference and DBS process before any offer of employment is confirmed.   A full job description/person specification is below along with a covering letter detailing how to apply.

Closing date: Monday 15th April 2024 but the post may be filled before this date as applications will be considered upon receipt. 

*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

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