We are looking for a Black and Minoritised Ethnic Communities Safe House Support Worker to join us and work within a dynamic, fast paced team, providing high quality safe house accommodation and support to black and ethnic minority women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, with a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery.
This post will work within an integrated team within Next Link Domestic abuse services.
Key duties and responsibilities of our Black and Minoritised Ethnic Communities Safe House Support Worker:
Provide high quality accommodation and housing related support to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse
Provide individual and group work support to women and their children who are living in the Safe Houses
Ensure that service users are provided with a safe, supportive and welcoming environment to supporting them to stabilise, gain independence skills, sustain their tenancies, and access appropriate move-on accommodation
Work within a recovery and psychologically informed approach, supporting women to maximise their safety, independence and wellbeing
Liaise effectively and collaboratively with all appropriate agencies and community groups
Take part in the assessment of women / families referred to the service; including gathering additional information from supporting agencies
Carry out needs assessments which effectively establish the support needs of families and enable support to be offered as quickly as possible
Advise women on personal safety and safety procedures regarding the safe house
Be responsible for the safe houses, ensuring a supportive, homely and safe environment is maintained and a daily staff presence
This is not an exhaustive list of your duties and outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.
What we are looking for in our ideal Black and Minoritised Ethnic Communities Safe House Support Worker:
An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children, particularly black minority ethnic groups
Experience of working with women and children impacted by forced marriage, honour based violence and or female genital mutation
Experience of working in supported housing
Knowledge of the safety options available to women experiencing domestic abuse
Experience of support planning and risk assessment
An understanding of cultural diversity
A full driving licence (to include business use) and access to transport
Black and Minoritised Ethnic Communities woman
If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our Black and Minoritised Ethnic Communities Safe House Support Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Friday 30th December 2022. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on w/c 9th January 2023.