Support Worker DA Service

10000.00 - 10000.00 GBP Annual + GBP10000/annum
10 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
Contract Type
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Support Worker to join our Domestic Abuse Service. You will be joining a multi-service charity based in Coventry. In return, we offer a competitive salary of GBP10,000 p.a. (GBP20,000 FTE) plus on-call payments and a contributory pension scheme.

What we do:

The charity has a fully trained staff team providing Supported Accommodation and Floating Support to young parents and victims of domestic abuse. There is also a Children's Nursery that provides full day care for pre-school children, together with a Youth Service and a Community Well-being Service.

We are looking for a reliable and committed individual who is able to:

Offer a high quality service to individuals and people with children living in our supported accommodation service, supporting them to achieve and sustain independent living, through one to one and group work delivery.

Be responsible for managing a caseload for people who are accessing the supported accommodation service.

Provide a resettlement service for service users that have transitioned into their own accommodation.

Act as a lead within the service for a specific under-represented group (e.g. BAMER, men, LGBT, older people, people with care and support needs).

The successful candidate will have:

NVQ level 3 in a related area of work and/or a minimum of 3 years relevant experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse.

Experience of working with individuals and children affected by domestic abuse.

Experience of assessing the needs and risks of people affected by domestic abuse.

Experience of one to one work and carrying a caseload.

Experience of working in partnership with a range of different agencies.

Experience of record keeping and report writing.

Knowledge and understanding of the difficulties faced by survivors of domestic abuse.

Knowledge of best practice in relation to safeguarding adults and children.

Understanding and passion for the work of Valley House.

Ability to develop and deliver group work programmes.

Ability to work effectively within a team and on own initiative.

Competent in the use of IT tools, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additional requirements:

Ability to work flexible hours.

To take part in an out of hours on-call rota with other staff.

Be mobile and able to travel city wide at short notice (car driver with use of a vehicle). Candidates who are not car drivers due to disability will be considered.

This post requires a satisfactory DBS check.

The hours of work are 18.75 hours per week.

The closing date is 12 noon on Monday 28 October 2019 and interviews will be held on Thursday 31 October 2019.

For more information about Valley House please see our website