Family Support Worker – Group Development

Location
Camden & Islington
Salary
£22,000- £26,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Posted
29 Oct 2018
Closes
13 Nov 2018
Ref
SWA2725
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

Camden and Islington Refuges

Ref: SWA2725

Salary: Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £23,500 – £26,000 per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,000- £23,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

Closing date: 13 November 2018

Hours: 37.5 per week, Mon-Fri

Contract type: Fixed Term 1 year

Interview date: 27 November 2018

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.

Solace is currently looking to recruit an experienced and competent Family Support Worker who will be responsible for developing, delivering and evaluating groups, workshops and activities for children and young people whilst residing in emergency temporary accommodation across multiple sites.

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.

Experience of developing and running group programmes and materials, starting and finishing new projects, and working with vulnerable children and young people is essential.  In addition to developing our group work program you will provide occasional ad hoc 1:1 support with CYP including attending meetings with professionals.  You should have a demonstrable experience of working with this or a similar client group. An in depth understanding of the needs of women and children from a diverse background is essential.

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

Please take a look at our Job Description and Person Specification

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

Due to the number of applications we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

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, and 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

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