Are you an empathetic and resilient Support Worker who is passionate about helping women and children who have experienced domestic violence to reclaim their lives?
Due to an increase in referrals and progression within the organisation, Moxie People are recruiting for several permanent and fixed term contracts on behalf of a domestic abuse charity based in Cardiff.
As a Domestic Violence Support Worker, you will deliver a range of crisis intervention, early intervention and prevention work to women and families who are living in crisis because of domestic violence. You will support the empowerment of domestic violence victims by assisting them in recognising the signs and impact of domestic abuse and help them regain control of their lives.
What’s in it for you?
* The chance to be part of an open, supportive working environment which will give you the opportunity to reach your full potential
* A comprehensive internal training programme
* The chance to attending specialist training including sexual violence and Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
* Progression opportunities across this multifaceted charity
* The chance to be involved with and lead on other exciting and crucial projects in partnership with external agencies
What will your day-to-day look like as a Domestic Violence Support Worker?
* Offering a mix of crisis intervention, advice and information and emotional support
* Managing your own diary to keywork 6/7 clients depending on risk levels and needs
* Carrying out needs and risk assessments and putting support and safety plans in place
* Working in partnership with other agencies and organisations to offer a holistic approach
* Making sure accurate records are maintained through internal systems
* Helping clients prepare for moving into refuge and onto independent living
What do you need to be considered for this Support Worker role?
* Previous experience providing direct support to vulnerable women and families, whether in a domestic violence service or other housing related support services
* The ability to work in a fast-paced and reactive environment
* A forward-thinking attitude to crisis response
* The ability to remain calm and collected in challenging and traumatic situations
* Experience with casework, risk assessments and safety plans
* A full UK driving license and access to a car
Salary: £20,500 – £22,000 per annum (dependent on experience) + generous on call allowance
Hours: Monday – Friday; 7.5hr days between 9am & 7pm on a rota basis. You will be required to work a Saturday or Sunday every 6-8 weeks. Shift patterns are normally 9am-4:30pm or 11:30am – 7pm with a 30min lunch break.
On call duties every 15 weeks: On call is from 4:30pm – 9am for a full week. Calls are filtered via the helpline with only urgent calls being passed to the on-call worker (there are often times when no calls are received at all). There is a £20 increment for each on call shift.
If you feel you meet the requirements detailed above, please take the time to update your CV to include any skills, experience and knowledge required for this Domestic Violence Support Worker role and send this to Rachel at Moxie People via the application link.
Here at Moxie People, we believe in connecting great people to meaningful jobs that will transform lives and communities. We’re specialists in the social housing and third sector, so if you’re on the lookout for your next career move, we will be here to support you at every step of the way!
If you want to find out more about this Support Worker role or how Moxie People can help you, feel free to get in contact with Rachel Hutchings on (phone number removed).
This Domestic Violence Support Worker role is open to women only as it is exempt under the Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1