Intervention Community Outreach Worker – Lambeth

Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,700 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.


Job title: Intervention Community Outreach Worker                                                   

REF:        126 EIWG

Salary:     £25,000 – £27,000 per annum

Hours:     37.5 hours per week                                                             

Location: Lambeth

The Gaia Centre is an innovative and exciting service in Lambeth for all victims of gender-based violence, including domestic, sexual, financial and emotional abuse, female genital mutilation, child sexual exploitation, forced marriage and so-called honour-based violence. It is the first violence against women centre of its kind in the UK.


This is an exciting role to support and reach out to young people aged 12 – 17 who have experienced or been effected by gender based violence. You will manage a caseload of around 15 clients, providing one-to-one emotional and practical support. You will work in partnership with other agencies in Lambeth to secure the best outcomes for your clients and for other survivors of domestic or sexual violence. You will work in partnership with other agencies to deliver presentations and informal training to increase local understanding and improve the coordinated response to gender based violence, especially for young people.


You will have demonstrable experience of providing emotional and practical support within the violence against women and girls sector, preferably working with young people. You will be experienced in advocating in a multi-agency setting to secure positive life outcomes for your clients and to making the service a success.


You will be self-sufficient, assertive and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with empathy and sensitivity to build and develop supportive relationships with young people. You will maintain professional boundaries and adhere fully to Refuge’s safeguarding policies and procedures.


All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.


Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.


Closing date:   31st March 2016                                                           

Interview date: 11th April 2016

Application Form and Diversity

Early Intervention Worker Gaia centre job description

To apply please send your application to


An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.


Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

No agencies please – as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.


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