Support Worker – Children and Young People Specialist (Female*)
*This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Location: Portsmouth (Stop Domestic Abuse currently runs services in East Hampshire, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and Portsmouth. The post-holder may be based at more than one site)
Salary: £21,121 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours a week; this will include evening work and weekend work on a rota basis
The Portsmouth Service is staffed 9am-9pm Monday to Friday and 10am-6pm Saturdays and Sundays. Staff will work evenings and weekends on a rota basis and provide an ‘on call’ service to deal with any emergencies out of service hours.
Workers should be “violence free in their own lives.”
Applicants are asked not to put themselves forward for selection if this is not the case.
MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB
To provide support, advice and assistance to children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse living in the community and in refuge.
The work will focus on preventing domestic abuse and breaking the cycle of abuse by providing support for children and young people in the refuge and in the community and supporting children and young people to keep safe.
Work to empower and support children/young people to make positive choices.
To provide holistic one to one support including exploring healthy relationships, expressing emotions, safety, wellbeing, education and family relationships.
To provide parenting support to women living in the refuge and Stop Domestic Abuse clients/parents of Stop Domestic Abuse clients living in the community.
Providing group work for adults, families, children and young people.
To work in partnership with voluntary and statutory sector organisations and the community; attend meetings and events including in the evenings and at weekends.
The Portsmouth Service operates as one team, and all staff are responsible for taking referrals for refuge, outreach and group work, completing risk assessments, offering immediate support and advice to clients or people contacting the service, welcoming families into refuge and completing relevant paperwork, and ensuring the smooth running of the service. This will include providing cover when required for absent colleagues to ensure that the core functions of the service are delivered and responding to changing demand in service provision, e.g. a refuge based worker may be required to work with Outreach clients (and vice versa), deliver group work in the community, refuge or schools, deliver play sessions etc.
Due to the nature of the role a clean driving licence and the use of a car is an essential requirement.
Please click on links below to download an application pack and email your completed application to email@example.com. We particularly welcome applicants from BAMER communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation. Appointment will be on merit alone.
Closing date: 21st August 2019, 9am
We will recruit the first suitable applicants, so apply early as we may close earlier.An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for these roles.