Housing for Women have an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker to join their growing team in Ealing.
Job Title: Support Worker (Domestic Violence and Abuse)
Salary: £24,464 - £29,901
Housing for Women is an independent organisation and we support women in London to challenge the inequalities they face. As a charity and a registered housing association, we are proud to have housed London’s women for 80 years; providing secure, affordable housing and related services to help them make the most of the opportunities they have.
Support Worker – The Role:
We are looking for a Support Worker with domestic violence and abuse (DVA) experience to join our team in Ealing. In this role you will work alongside the team to provide a safe and empowering environment, in their homes or at our refuge, for women and their children and/or dependents who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
Our Ealing team is small but passionate and very supportive. At our refuge we support eighteen families with the aim of supporting them and empower them to achieve independence to help them go where they want to go in life. For this purpose, we work closely with a number of external agencies in the borough, with whom we are proud of having a fantastic relationship.
Support Worker – Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the delivery of services to service users, ensuring effective reporting to the Manager as appropriate.
- Responsible for risk management and financial control within the team.
- Responsible for, high standards of customer care.
- To act in accordance with the values and aims of Housing for Women.
- To promote and implement Housing for Women’s policies and procedures.
Support Worker – Experience and Skills:
- Experience of delivering support to adults from diverse backgrounds and with mixed abilities and complex needs in a supported environment; preferably in Domestic Violence Abuse (DVA) refuges or community based setting.
- Demonstrable experience of undertaking individual assessments including risk assessments and developing and delivering support plans.
- Understanding of local and national approaches to tackling domestic abuse including MARAC, child protection, social and voluntary services approaches/involvement.
- Demonstrable knowledge of strategies to empower service users to address issues of DVA.
To submit your application for this exciting Support Worker opportunity, please click ‘Apply’ now to be directed to our careers page!