Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Officer
We are recruiting a Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Officer and this post is subject to continued Supporting People funding.
Hours: 37 hours per week (7 hours 24 minutes per day)
Salary: £17,681.56 (£9.19 per hour)
Annual Leave: 25 days annual leave plus public holidays (increasing to 30 with length of service)
Pension: 4% employee contribution, 8% employer contribution
The role of the Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Officer is to provide support services to women living in Refuge and living in the community, who are or who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence/abuse. This post is funded by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as part of the Supporting People programme and will be based in Bangor.
Summary of Post
To provide information, advocacy and support for women experiencing or who have experienced domestic and sexual violence/abuse.
To provide one-to-one support for women who are living with the impact of domestic and sexual violence/abuse.
Provide a range of support services including advocacy and accompaniment with statutory agencies; advice surgeries; personal development work; benefit information and housing support services to assist women in ensuring their safety and maintaining their independence.
To ensure an effective risk management plan is implemented when risk is identified.
Support and empower women to identify personal needs and goals to promote their personal development through the encouragement of participation in all appropriate areas of service provision.
Applicants should have
- Recent relevant experience of working in Floating Support or support environment.
- Recent relevant experience of working with statutory agencies/community or voluntary agencies.
- Knowledge of and commitment to women’s issues particularly in the area of domestic and sexual abuse.
- An understanding of the causes and effects of domestic and sexual abuse including the legislative framework of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
- GCSE (or equivalent) standard of education.
- QCF Level 3 Health & Social Care or equivalent (NVQ Level 3 etc) or a recognised counselling qualification.
- The ability to assist in the provision of the 24-hour refuge On-Call cover through our established rota systems.
The closing date is 12pm on Friday 8th May 2020.
Due to the level of contact with vulnerable women and children, the lawful recruitment of females for this post falls within the exemption stated in Article 10 (2e) of the Sex Discrimination (N.I.) Order 1976.
North Down & Ards Women’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer.