Location: Cambridge, Corona House
Salary: £24,843.27 - £28,017.83 FTE equating to £19,847.62 - £22,414.26 pro rata for 30hpw
This post is restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010
Fixed term for three years with the potential to become permanent.
Working to a rota, four days/week. Monday to Friday during the hours 9-5pm.
We are looking for a female Support Officer to join our friendly team!
We need a compassionate and creative woman with a high level of self-awareness who is comfortable working in groups and independently. If you care about the needs of local women, have experience of working with those with mental health issues and an understanding of how complex trauma can affect behaviours and relationships, we would love to hear from you.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
Working in our support services
Conduct the aspirations and needs assessments and safety planning with individuals and support them in taking and managing risks.
Understand individual women’s previous experience of difficulties in interpersonal relationships including domestic abuse, sexual abuse, loss of children and relationship break down
Work closely with other agencies to meet women’s accommodation and support needs
Key work an allocation of women, meeting with them regularly to develop, action and review their individual support plans.
We are looking for someone who has / can:
Experience of working with women in crisis
Ability to support women with emotional and personal difficulties and the ability to advise and support people with a range of practical issues including budgeting, cooking, applying for training/employment.
Our benefits include:
30 days holiday increasing to 35 days inclusive of Bank Holidays (pro rata for part-time staff), depending on length of service
Holiday purchase scheme – up to 5 days per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
Company sick pay scheme
Refer a Friend Scheme (£250)
Contributory pension scheme – which both you and CHS will contribute to
Employee Assistance Programme
Full induction and training
Applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the recruitment process.
Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 7 January 2023
Interviews at Corona House during week commencing 15 January 2023
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Nicky Saunders, Service Manager on 07841 065445. To apply for the post, please use the online application form and ensure to explain how you meet each criterion specified in the Person Specification and give examples to demonstrate this. No CVs please.
Corona House is a unique women’s service uniting a diverse female population in Cambridge City. We support our women with a range of needs using a creative and flexible approach that explores each individual’s motivations and aspirations.
Our service has two aspects: