Refuge Support Worker - Domestic Abuse (Care and Support)

Recruiter
A2Dominion
Location
England, Oxfordshire
Salary
Up to £24817 per annum + +work perks
Posted
09 Aug 2019
Closes
30 Aug 2019
Ref
req1248
Contact
A2Dominion Group
Seniority
Officer
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Refuge Support Worker - Domestic Abuse (Care and Support)
Salary - £24 718 pro-rata
Within the Oxford City area
35 hours per week.
Are you passionate about empowering victims and survivors of domestic abuse?
Are you dedicated to ending fear and abuse for people of all genders, and delivering high quality, responsive services to meet each person's unique needs?
We might have just the job for you!
Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Service deliver a 'Single Point of Access' service, refuge provision, and outreach services (including specialist BAMER and Complex Needs services) for people experiencing domestic abuse.
We are recruiting a refuge support worker, to deliver bespoke, non-judgement support to those fleeing domestic abuse into refuge.
Key duties include:
To take referrals and carry out needs and risk assessments of prospective clients, liaising with health professionals, other agencies and colleagues as appropriate.
To ensure that prospective and current clients are fully aware of the support available, their financial obligations, rights and responsibilities under their tenancy/occupation arrangements and all related procedures.
To agree and review client Independent Living Plans and Risk Assessments on a regular basis and deliver contracted hours of support achieving the required outcomes.
To deliver the support identified in an Independent Living Plan through regular personal contact as appropriate, taking follow up action as required.
Essential experience:
Experience and understanding of the impacts of domestic and sexual abuse
Experience and understanding of safeguarding processes
Working knowledge of MARAC processes
Evidence of the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, including the ability to listen actively and match communication to the needs of the recipient
Confident communicating with people who are in distress
Up to date knowledge of housing, criminal, civil and welfare rights legislation relating to domestic violence

Please call the team leader, Heather Walls, on 07595 055715 for a discussion or click here to apply.
Closing date for applications: Midnight Monday 26th August
Interviews: Wednesday 26th September
Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Service is part of the Care and Support division of the A2Dominion Group. We deliver a range of community-based support, supported housing and older people's housing across southern England. Whilst we take a commercial approach to housebuilding, all of the surpluses the Group generates are reinvested into supporting our social purpose, helping to deliver more homes and services for customers.
A2Dominion is a residential property group with almost 37,000 homes across London and southern England, and thousands more in the development pipeline. We provide supported housing, and homes for older people, as well as affordable, private and social rented homes.

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