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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.

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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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