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Family Support Worker – Barnet

Family Support Worker

Job Reference No. SWA2556


Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting and friendly organisation run by a staff team who are passionate about bringing an end to domestic and sexual violence. We predominantly work with women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

Solace is currently looking to recruit an experienced and competent Family Support Worker, to work with children, young people and their Mothers, whilst residing in emergency temporary accommodation.

The role requires a good understanding of the impacts of domestic and sexual abuse on children, young people and their parents, and how this trauma may affect their development and relationships. You should have excellent knowledge of Safeguarding and CAF processes, a good working knowledge of the support available through Social Care Services, and other support options available to children, young people and their families. Experience of assessing need and risk , one to one support planning and working with vulnerable people is essential.

Please take a look at the job description and person specification for more details about the role.

Starting Salary pro rata: Unqualified : £22,000 – £23,000, Qualified: £23,000 – £24,000 rising up to £26,000

Hours: 37.5  hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term to November 2017

Please have a look at ourJob Descriptions & Person Specification

Closing Date: 27th April 12 noon

Interview Date:  9th May 2017

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of 27th April (12 noon). If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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