Peripatetic Domestic Violence Worker

Closing date for these posts is 2pm on Thursday 6th May 2010.

Kent and East Sussex £23,118 – £25,622

You will need to have a full clean licence and use of a car for the East Sussex role.

You will deliver a high quality professional service to abused women living in our refuges and those who access our floating support services. Your role is to support colleagues by filling gaps created in the service by absence and annual leave and will be required to work from any of our services, within the geographical area in which you are based.

Your role will entail providing invaluable practical and emotional support to women and their children, such as advocacy, support around welfare, housing and legal entitlements, and supporting women to move on to safe and permanent accommodation. You will have excellent case management skills, good written and verbal communication skills, clear professional boundaries and be a proactive team player.  You must have experience of providing support to women in a refuge or community work setting and knowledge of current welfare rights, civil and criminal legislation relating to domestic violence. In these front-line roles you will assist women to move to a life free from abuse using individual support plans as tools to develop a strategy for each woman. You will be required to work as part of an on call Rota.

Benefits include 28 days’ holiday, a non-contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme, death in service scheme and childcare voucher scheme.

Job Description

Person specification

Background Information to Applicants

Refuge Benefits

Application Form

Diversity Questionnaire

An enhanced CRB disclosure will be required for these posts.

Section 7.2(d) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 applies.

Please email your completed application to or send by post to:

Human Resources


4th Floor

International House

1 St Katherine’s Way



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