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Refuge Support Worker - Black & Minoritised Women*

Refuge Support Worker - Black & Minoritised Women*

36 hours per week Monday to Friday

£25,000 to £27,000 per annum depending upon skills and experience

Plus occasional emergency on call responsibilities on a rota basis for which an additional shift allowance is payable.

Due to additional funding, we have a new post for an experienced support worker to join our refuge service where you will empower female survivors of domestic abuse to live a life without fear.

Acting as a key worker, you will be responsible for risk assessing and risk management, conducting 1:1 sessions with residents to agree and implement outcomes focussed support plans.  You will advocate on their behalf 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 as is experience of multi-agency working.

Knowledge of issues relating to domestic abuse along with an understanding of multiple or intersectional discrimination, honour-based crimes, forced marriage, immigration and asylum matters (including NRPF) 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.  

Your Sanctuary offers training opportunities, 25 days annual leave, a contributory pension scheme, clinical supervision, an employee assistance programme, and a supportive and engaging workplace.

Successful applicants will need to live within a 45 minutes driving distance from our offices in Woking, have a full driving licence and access to a reliable car for work purposes.

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.

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

Closing date: Monday 6th June 2022 (9am) but the post may be filled before this date as applications will be considered upon receipt.