Female* Community Outreach Worker

Next Link
£26,421 per annum
Closing Date: 
Friday, 28 June, 2024 - 09:00
Contract Type: 
Full Time
37.5 hours and out of hours required
Contract Details: 
Fixed term contract until 31/03/2025
Details of Role: 

As our Community Outreach Worker, you will work within an integrated team within Next Link Domestic abuse services. Providing a co-ordinated package of emotional and practical support, advice and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their children, who are living in the community and experiencing domestic abuse. The role involves empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Community Outreach Worker:

 Provide outreach, resettlement and tenancy sustainment support enabling women in the community to safely maintain their current accommodation, access alternative housing, welfare benefits, legal advice and support services
 Maintain an effective support service with the aim of enabling the survivor and her children to develop the skills and resources necessary to move on and maintain independence and self-reliance
 To provide short term support to clients around safety planning and ensuring they are aware of their options in relation to their current circumstances.
 Maintain knowledge of local services, encourage engagement and reduce the families’ isolation
 Recognise, respect and address the needs of service-users who face particular barriers when seeking help to access the service
 Maintain an up to date working knowledge of housing legislation, housing and welfare legislation and the welfare benefit system
 Promote the service through building positive relationships with current, potential referrers and service users to ensure a steady flow of appropriate referrals
 Where relevant, refer children and young people needing additional specialist support to the Family Workers
 Actively participate in regular one-to-one supervision, reflective practice groups, and annual appraisals

What we are looking for in our ideal Community Outreach Worker:

 An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
 Experience of carrying out needs and risk assessments, co-producing risk management and safety plans with women and children experiencing domestic abuse
 Experience providing support to individuals to sustain/ manage their tenancies and avoid tenancy breakdown
 An understanding of cultural diversity and domestic abuse
 The ability to provide respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential support to women and their children
 Numeracy and literacy to GCSE level/NVQ 2 or equivalent
 A full driving licence and access to transport

Please apply now to join us as our Community Outreach Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

How to Apply: 

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am on 28th June 2024. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 3rd July 2024.

Contact Person: 
Jane Stewart