Lewisham service expansion – new roles available

We are opening a new service in Lewisham to support women and girls who are victims of domestic violence and abuse, rape and sexual violence, stalking and harassment, trafficking and prostitution, sexual exploitation, FGM, forced marriage and so-called ‘honour’ based violence.

Refuge aims to build a strong dynamic team of specialist practitioners for this new single point of access service, providing high quality practical and emotional support to victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG):

Community Advocacy & Group Work Co-ordinator
c. £31,000 per annum
You will raise awareness of VAWG, manage peer mentoring and volunteer programmes, lead on service user involvement and co-ordinate and deliver effective group work programmes for victims. To be successful, you will have significant experience of VAWG support, including safeguarding of children and adults at risk,group work and the management of staff.

Early Intervention Outreach Worker
c. £25,000 per annum
You will provide one-to-one support to young girls (13-19 years) who are at risk including from youth and gang violence, as well as deliver VAWG education and awareness sessions to girls and boys in schools and youth centres. To be successful, you will have experience of support and risk assessment. CAADA training is desirable.

IRIS Project Educator
c. £25,000 per annum
You will work with GPs to help identify and provide effective pathways for patients who are experiencing VAWG, and provide training to practice teams across Lewisham. To be successful, you will have experience of delivering training and have an understanding of IRIS.CAADA training desirable.

Vietnamese Outreach Worker
c. £25,000 per annum, pro rata 30 hours per week
You will provide specialist VAWG support to Vietnamese women and their children. To be successful, you will be a Vietnamese speaker with significant experience of providing direct emotional and practical support.

Trainee Refuge Workers
c. £18,000 per annum
You will work closely with caseworkers to provide housing support to refuge residents, providing a welcome and safe environment, ensuring the security of the premises and supporting women to access welfare benefits. Computer literate with good communication and interpersonal skills, you will be willing to undertake a qualification programme. These posts are restricted to applicants who are resident in Lewisham.

Learning & Development Children Support Workers
c. £18,000 per annum, pro rata 17.5 hours per week
You will link children to positive activities including those in the community, organise homework clubs, literacy support, play sessions and outings. NNEB/NVQ level 3 or similar required plus experience of providing stimulating activities for children.

To find out more or to apply, please click on the job titles.

Closing date: Thursday, 29th January 2015.
* In view of the nature of these roles the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. These posts are restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010*. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for these roles.