Children’s Support Worker

 Refuge is the UK’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 3,300 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 hard 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.

 

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Children’s Support Worker                                                    REF: 032 CSWR

18.75 hours per week

£18,768 – £20,604 per annum pro rata

Fixed Term- 3 years

Redbridge refuge and VAWG services

 

Application Form and Diversity

Children Support Worker JD

 

We have been successful in securing funding from Children in Need for a part time children’s support worker for our Redbridge service for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

We are looking to recruit a female* candidate with experience in working with children and a recognised qualification such as an NNEB or NVQ level 3. You will be responsible for organising and providing play activities for children and will work closely with refuge workers to provide practical information and assistance to women about local services for children, such as play schemes, nursery or schools.

The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting women and children escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence against women and girls. You will have good communication and team work skills and be able to use your own initiative.  You will show strong organisational and administration skills.

The ability to build a rapport and trust with children and their mothers is essential in this work. Experience of supporting children and families who have experienced domestic violence or other forms of violence against women and girls is desirable.

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.

 

To apply please complete the attached application form and email it to recruitment@refuge.org.uk. Please state the vacancy reference number when applying.

 

Closing date:               1st August 2016           

Interview date: w/c 14th August 2016

 

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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