Domestic Abuse Support Worker (Housing Navigator) Several Opportunities

Location
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary
Grade 4 from £23,541 - £25,991
Posted
02 Mar 2021
Closes
11 Mar 2021
Ref
012165
Seniority
Officer
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Job Title: Domestic Abuse Support Worker (Housing Navigator) Several Opportunities

Post Reference Number: 012165

Working Hours: 37 per week

Grade:  4 (£23,541 - £25,991) pro rata for hours worked

Contract: Fixed Term 1 year 1st April 2021 till March 31st 2022

Location:  Daneshill House

Domestic Abuse Support Worker (Housing Navigator)

Are you passionate about making a difference to people’s lives?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community Safety Team for a Domestic Abuse Support Worker (Housing Navigator) to join us with a geographical focus covering all districts and boroughs of Hertfordshire.

 As a representative of Stevenage/Survivors Against Domestic Abuse you will manage a continuous caseload to provide an accommodation related support for victims and survivors experiencing domestic abuse.  Working co-operatively and creating partnerships with the district/borough local Authority area you are allocated as well as other key partners to develop a an accommodation related support package tailored to the individual client, agreeing contact dependant on clients’ needs, including outside of normal business hours when required. 

To actively challenge relevant issues and help remove the barriers that prevent people from engaging with support services, particularly breaking down key barriers to safe and secure accommodation such as economic abuse.

To work co-operatively with Local Authorities Housing Teams to provide practical housing advice and emotional support, applying the principles of effective casework when supporting clients and signposting for support and guidance to partner agencies.

To represent Stevenage/Survivors Against Domestic Abuse and Stevenage Borough Council at internal and external meetings including Multi Agency Risk Management Meetings, Child Protection Conferences, MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) and Professional Meetings.

To be successful in this role the post holder should have an understanding of relevant law and practice relevant to this area of work.

You will be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team, deal calmly and confidently with emotional situations and have the ability to understand the needs and perceptions of residents.

A full UK driving licence (with access to own vehicle) is desirable.

What we can offer you

The Council can offer you a competitive salary and pension scheme with generous employer contribution rates. We support a healthy work-life balance for our staff; providing flexible working, and a range of family friendly policies including maternity, parental, adoption and paternity leave entitlements. There is a minimum holiday entitlement of 24 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays. Additional employee benefits include: discounted gym and leisure centre membership, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, optional membership to an employee discount scheme (CSSC) and travel discounts through SmartGoStevenage. Other transport benefits include access to electric pool cars, bicycles and e-bikes for business use and purchase of bikes through CycleScheme.

All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance.

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Safe Staffing Handbook 2010.

Application Details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Tania Stokes Domestic Abuse Liaison Officer on 01438 242666.

For an application pack and to apply online, please visit www.stevenage.gov.uk/vacancies  Please quote the correct post reference number when applying.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 17:00 hours on Thursday 11 March 2021

Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found at the above link.

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click here.

 Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Safe Staffing Handbook 2010.

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