Floating Support Team Leader
We are recruiting a Floating Support Team Leader. This post is funded by the Supporting People and subject to continued funding.
Salary: £23,088 per annum.
Working Hours: 37 hours per week. This post also requires occasional evening work.
Annual Leave: : 25 days per year (increasing to 30) and public holidays
Pension: 4% employee contribution and 8% employer contribution
Summary of Post
To supervise, guide and develop a team of floating support workers and volunteers, to ensure women engaging in the service receive a supportive, person-centred experience, which identifies and meets their individual needs.
To be an integral part of the team in maintaining the highest quality and standard of service at all times, working within a self-help framework. To communicate efficiently and effectively with the Services Manager to ensure the needs of the service, staff and service users are met.
- To act as the first point of contact for Floating Support workers and volunteers, providing guidance, support and motivation to the team.
- Staff management responsibilities –ensuring adequate staffing cover, approving annual leave requests and sickness monitoring.
- Assisting the Services Manager with the day to day running of the floating support service and taking responsibility for the service when the Services Manager is unavailable.
- 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.
- Develop an individually tailored support plan with each woman, containing agreed objectives, timescales and review periods.
- 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.
- To participate in the refuge on-call rota
The closing date is 12pm on Monday 21st February 2022.
If you have any problems downloading the application pack, please contact us.
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 (e) of the Sex Discrimination (N.I.) Order 1976.
In order to comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007, North Down & Ards Women’s Aid are required to explore the successful candidate’s suitability to work with vulnerable adults and children through ACCESS NI pre-employment screening.
North Down & Ards Women’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer.