Project Worker

Metropolitan Housing Trust
Newton Solney
£19,000 per annum
03 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Fixed term contract - 2 years
Part time - 22.5 Hrs - Mon, Tue & Thu 9am-5pm
£19,000 - £22,050 pro rata

Female* candidates required due to personal care needs
*Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies

Metropolitan are a team of more than 1,300 colleagues working to provide affordable housing, care and support and community regeneration services.

About the job:
To Lead and co-ordinate a domestic abuse advice project providing domestic violence and abuse education and awareness programme for migrant communities in the Derbyshire area.

Main accountabilities:
-Provide education and awareness programmes to raise the profile of domestic abuse and violence amongst migrant communities in Derby
-To signpost, actively refer and support migrants individuals and their families who are victims of domestic violence and abuse understand and navigate the options available to them
-Provide triage assessments through regular Outreach sessions at Hadhari Nari (Advice Centre), Migration Foundation Project and other locations.
-To recruit and manage volunteers
-To co-ordinate volunteer run activities and support including activity sessions, confidence building, counselling, admin support and pregnancy testing
-Build excellent working relationships with a range of stakeholders, including DVA services, local communities, local authority, partner organization and internal colleagues
-Maintain Accurate and clear records as required by policies and procedures, using appropriate systems to record and maintain up to date information on activities/actions taken and outcome achieved.
-Participate in the monitoring, requirements of the service by providing information and evidence on support activities, outcomes and success stories.

About you:
-The ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of support work in domestic abuse and migrant environment, co-production and working in equal partnership
-Either paid or voluntary experience/skills to set up and deliver/ facilitate groups and forums
-Knowledge/experience of customer involvement, volunteering and peer support best practice
-A sound understanding of the issues and barriers affecting vulnerable people
-Knowledge and understanding of the key legislation and principles relevant to customers accessing this service
-Awareness of Adult safeguarding and Child protection procedures and responsibilities
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Good standard of numeracy and literacy
-Ability to use IT systems and software with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
-The ability to self-direct, manage and prioritise workload.
-Ability to lone work in the community and as part of a team.

What Metropolitan can offer you:
Metropolitan offers an excellent and unique Benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual. We offer employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Childcare Vouchers, Health and Wellbeing Programme, Employee Assistance and discounts with multiple retailers and many more. We also offer an impressive Pension Scheme and 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days! Along with all this we are about to launch our Metro Academy which will ensure that your career is developed for years to come!

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