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Caseworker

Domestic Violence/Abuse Women’s Caseworker

Job Reference No. SWA2603

Solace Women’s Aid exists to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

Caseworkers work with women who have experienced a high level of trauma in their relationship with their perpetrator. Women will need person centred support to enable them to safely recover and establish independent lives. Case workers will carry out needs and risk assessments, and agree safety and support plans with service users. You will advocate to ensure women are able to access other services and support.

You should have at least one year experience working with vulnerable people, preferably women who have experienced domestic violence / abuse. One of our posts requires experience of working in housing. The post offers significant opportunity for training and development and you will be supported to gain an accredited qualification after one year in post.

CURRENT VACANCIES EXIST ING: Southwark, Enfield and in our peripatetic team.

SALARY:

You will be on Solace’s salary band 3.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £24,000 – £26,000 per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,000- £24,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT:  Dependent on location – please see job description and person specification for more information

CLOSING DATE: 9th October 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 20th October 2017 (subject to change)

Please have a look at our Job Description and Person Specification for:

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of  9th October 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at recruitment@solacewomensaid.org if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

A enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role

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