Support Officer - Domestic Abuse Service

Location
England, Kent, Folkestone
Salary
£17316 - £22178 per annum
Posted
12 Aug 2019
Closes
26 Aug 2019
Ref
SS3040
Contact
Clarion Housing Group Ltd
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Do you want to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation that works to promote the safety and well-being of women affected by domestic violence and abuse?

About us

Our Domestic Abuse service provides short term housing and tenancy related support to women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. The service is currently looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Support Officer to join our dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity for experienced support officers who enjoy a varied role.

About the role

You will provide invaluable practice and support to women and their children such as advocacy, support and guidance around welfare, housing and legal entitlements as well as supporting women to move to safe and permanent accommodation.

As a Support Officer you will play a key role in delivering a quality service and achieving positive outcomes. You will be a positive role model and you will bring our values to life and share our passion and commitment to always strive to find creative ways to enrich the lives of those we support.

About you

You'll have experience of providing support and advice with health and safety issues, managing a tenancy, accessing legal services and claiming welfare benefits. You'll also have a proven track record of providing a comprehensive housing-related support service to women suffering from issues relating to domestic abuse and acting as a key worker for specific service users.

Due to the nature of the role applicants are required to have a patient, caring and sensitive approach.

If you are committed to addressing the issues of domestic abuse and offering practical, effective support that gives survivors the opportunity to regain control of their lives then this post will be of particular interest to you.

Due to occupational requirements this role is open to female applicants only and does not contravene The Equality Act 2010 under Schedule 9, Work: Exceptions, Part 1 Occupational Requirements.

Closing Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 at midday

For further details on this vacancy, and to apply, please download the candidate brief and click the 'Apply' button below.

Applicants must be able to travel across the region as required.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Adult and Child Criminal Record Check.

Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group comprises the country's largest housing association; a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service.

The Group's housing association, Clarion Housing is the largest social landlord in the country with 360,000 residents.

We have ambitious plans to build 50,000 new homes over 10 years, with a commitment that two thirds of the programme will be affordable housing.

The charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, will invest £150 million over ten years to deliver one of the largest social investment programmes in the country. Priorities are work and training; money management and young people.

Clarion Housing Group is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.