Refuge Family Support Worker
Work Relief Charity Recruitment is recruiting for one of the South East’s most prolific charities; specialising in supporting those impacted by domestic abuse.
Working as part of a domestic violence crisis team, we are looking for a Refuge Family Support Worker to offer practical and emotional support to children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.
This support is offered during their time in refuge, through the transition from refuge to their own home and into a community support provision. To develop the play capabilities of all children living in the refuge according to their development. To work with the resident parent and other agencies to meet the needs and concerns of children who have experienced domestic abuse.
Family Support Worker - Domestic Abuse Refuge
£20,500-£22,000 pro rata (subject to experience)
Part Time - 22.5hours per week
Occupational requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies
Due to the nature of the role, this vacancy is open to women only.
Duties will include:
- Listen and provide safe, creative, stimulating, age appropriate support to children and young people with experience of domestic abuse in a 1-1 and/or group setting using a person-centred approach, including organising activities (After School Club, Baby Club etc) and helping settle children into refuge when they first arrive.
- Assess individual risk and need and develop a structured support plan within SOSDAP policies and guidelines.
- Ensure that a diverse range of play, reading materials and resources are available to the children and young people.
- Advocate on behalf of children and young people in refuge on an individual and group basis.
- Make contact with and work in partnership with other agencies such as schools, clinics, health visitors, EWMHS, Early Help, Social Care to establish good working relationships with them in order to ensure the individual needs of each child and young person are met.
Suitable candidates will have:
- Minimum three years working with families with complex needs and working in a supportive environment with families, children and young people who are victims of domestic abuse.
- Assessment of needs, risk assessment and client focussed support planning.
- Understanding of the impact of DA on victims and their children.
- Understanding of the role of statutory agencies.
- Demonstrate initiative and be proactive when managing your caseload and interacting with external agencies.