We are recruiting a Refuge Worker. This post is funded by the Supporting People and subject to continued funding.
Refuge Worker: 20 hours per week – rota system including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
Salary: £9.30 per hour (£9,672 per annum)
Annual Leave: 25 days annual leave plus public holidays (increasing to 30 with length of service)
Pension: 4% employee contribution, 8% employer contribution
Summary of Post
- To assist in assessing the suitability of women referred to our services.
- To welcome and integrate women, children and young people into North Down and Ards Women’s Aid refuge services.
- To complete intake process.
- To identify initial needs of women and children and young people coming into refuge, ensuring their needs are adequately met.
- Provide initial front-line services via telephone support.
- To ensure an effective risk management plan is implemented when risk is identified.
- Arrange weekly house meetings (Agenda & designated minute taker)
- Ensure the completion of relevant checks and paperwork as and when required in line with the Health and Safety policy & procedures and QMT requirements.
- Compile and manage a resource directory for support workers to access.
Applicants should have
- Recent relevant experience providing ongoing individual support for women in a residential or community setting.
- Experience of working with individuals in crisis.
- Recent relevant experience of working with individuals with complex needs.
- Recent relevant experience of working with statutory agencies/community or voluntary agencies.
- Knowledge and understanding of women and children’s issues in the area of domestic and sexual violence/abuse.
- GCSE (or equivalent) standard of education.
- A recognised relevant qualification at a minimum of NVQ level 3 (or equivalent)
The closing date is 12pm on Friday 1 October 2021.
If you have any problems downloading the application pack, please contact us.
Due to the level of contact with vulnerable women and children, the lawful recruitment of females for this post falls within the exemption stated in Article 10 (e) of the Sex Discrimination (N.I.) Order 1976.
In order to comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007, North Down & Ards Women’s Aid are required to explore the successful candidate’s suitability to work with vulnerable adults and children through ACCESS NI pre-employment screening.
North Down & Ards Women’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer.