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Family Support Worker – Lambeth

Family Support Worker


Job Reference No. SWA2568

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 Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live their lives free from domestic and sexual violence.
We are now recruiting for an experienced Family Support Worker to support children and families at our two refuges in Lambeth.

The ideal candidate will have experience of direct work with children and families in a social care setting (e.g.  Play, education or community settings and an in depth understanding of domestic abuse, and its impact on children. You will also be able to communicate with children and young people and be committed to providing a child focused service, to children from diverse backgrounds.

Please take a look at the job description and person specification for more details about the role. This will be available on the Solace Women’s Aid website.

Starting Salary pro rata: Starting salary of £22,000 dependant on relevant experience. Up to £26,000.

Hours: 37.5  hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until end of February 2018

Please have a look at our Job Description and Person Specification

Closing Date: 30th June 2017

Interview Date:  14th July 2017

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of 30th June 2017 (12 noon). 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.

**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**

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