Female Support Worker
Salary: £14,510.46 – £16,330.12 p.a. pro rata
Hours: 22.5 hours per week, Monday to Wednesday
Location: West Wiltshire, BA15
We are currently recruiting a part time Female Support Worker to work at a Woman’s Refuge in West Wiltshire.
As a support worker you will work alongside an established support team to provide emotional and housing related support to our customers fleeing domestic abuse, supporting them to move on to permanent accommodation.
Your role will be vital in ensuring the support needs of the residents are met. You will be liaising with external agencies and signposting service users for additional support, as appropriate, to meet individual needs. You will also need excellent customer service skills and to ensure that safeguarding principles are upheld and anti-discriminatory practice is adopted.
As part of your role you will assist service users with applying for and maintaining benefits, and ensuring that they are aware of their contractual obligations when they move on into new accommodation.
The role requires you to be able to take part in the out of hours on-call rota which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The successful applicant will need to be able to respond to the service, whilst on call, to the BA15 postcode, within 20-30 minutes.
The successful applicant will need to be committed to working in a non-discriminatory manner, be sensitive to the customer’s needs and able to build interpersonal relationships. You will need to maintain your composure under pressure be organised in your approach and have good English and IT skills.
- £14,510.46 – £16,330.12 p.a. pro rata
- Paid holiday
- Continuous professional development opportunities
This position would be ideal for candidates from the following backgrounds: Support worker, family support worker, supported housing, social housing, domestic abuse, homelessness, tenancy support and social worker.
For further information about the position please click on the “apply” button and we will send you an application pack.
Please note that due to the nature of the scheme this post is open to women only under the Genuine Occupational Qualification Provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975