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Domestic Abuse Housing Support Coordinator

Employer
Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Location
WF13 1AX, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Salary
Salary £26,803 Pro Rata (£15,213)
Closing date
13 Oct 2021

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Care and support, Social Care
Seniority
Assistant / coordinator
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Part Time – 21 Hours

Connect Housing are looking a Domestic Abuse Housing Support Coordinators to join us, providing high quality, person centred housing support services to service users of domestic abuse services, including refuge and other accommodation, to meet individual need and contractual requirements of the service.

Processing referrals and conducting person centred support needs and risk assessments, you will provide an effective, efficient and sensitive service where no two working days are the same. If you do not have housing experience but have a track record of provided person-centred support to those who are experiencing domestic abuse, we would still like to hear from you.

Safeguarding is a priority and you will be partnership working with DRAMM and MARAC, social services, the police, safeguarding teams, health services and schools. You will also be dealing with the day-to-day supervision of the refuge accommodation, which includes a core site and dispersed properties.

Whilst no formal qualifications are required, you must have demonstrable experience of: working with clients experiencing domestic abuse, working within guidelines, liaising and working with other agencies, and identifying and managing situations involving a level of risk.

Understanding the issues and the challenges faced by our service users, you will be able to identify and provide practical and emotional support to our service users.

At Connect, our values are at the heart of everything we do and our vision is to contribute towards a sustainable and just society. These aren’t just words to us and, at Connect, you get to really use your skills and talents to contribute towards healthy, happy lives. We love to make a difference and we balance our earnestness with a friendly and informal culture; over 90% of staff would recommend Connect as a great place to work, though we by no means rest on our laurels. Change is ever-present and our internal and external goals are always bold.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit based on experience, attitude and values. Connect are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we serve therefore we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Benefits include:

  • 26 days’ annual leave rising to 31 plus public holidays
  • Bupa Cash plan
  • Occupational pension plans
  • MyPlace benefits: retail discounts and offers

Please note, Connect Housing reserve the right to close the role earlier and therefore we encourage early applications – Please refer to the full Job Description upon completing your application.

Preference will be given to applicants who are able to work flexibility to include some evenings and weekends.

Closing Date: 13th October 2021

Please note, due to the sensitive needs of our service users at the refuge the post holders must be female. This is an Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. Please contact HR for more details if required.

 

Company

Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Telephone
01135323418
Location
Octo House, 2 Station Road
Otley
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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