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Location: Lambeth, London
Salary: Up to £27948 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Early Intervention Workers - Young People (Lambeth)

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest providers of supported accommodation services various clients such as young people, clients with a history of homelessness, mental health or substance misuse issues. They aim to help vulnerable people find opportunities to change their lives and futures.

Position Available: Early Intervention Workers - Young People, Lambeth, 4-6 weeks, £27,948pa, 37.5 hours per week

Role Purpose:

To reach out to and support 13 - 17 year-old survivors of gender-based violence (including domestic violence, female genital mutilation, sexual, financial and emotional abuse, forced marriage and 'honour'-based violence) from the point of crisis, informing them of the full range of civil, criminal and practical options, to help ensure their short-term and long-term safety, reduce risk, enable them to access community support services and achieve their life goals.

To increase the ability of partner agencies to recognize, reject and respond appropriately and safely to all forms of gender-based violence

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. To provide non-judgmental one-to-one emotional and practical support to 13 - 17 year-olds survivors of gender based violence. This will include conducting key work sessions on a regular basis and keeping accurate casework records up to date.
  2. To establish the risks to, and the needs of, 13 - 17 year-old survivors of gender-based violence through assessing their practical and emotional support needs.
  3. To develop individual support and risk management plans, including risk assessments, safety planning, and needs assessments to address the risk of harm to 13 - 17 year-old survivors of gender-based violence.
  4. To ensure that any issues in relation to safeguarding children or vulnerable adults are brought to the immediate attention of the Gaia centre Coordinator, or if unavailable another manager.
  5. To assist 13 - 17 year olds to access relevant community services such as counselling, health, legal, training, education, volunteering and employment services.
  6. To support 13 - 17 year-old girls who have experienced or may be at risk of gender-based violence within the context of gang violence
  7. To work in partnership with other agencies and to advocate for survivors to ensure their needs are met.
  8. To deliver presentations and informal training to external agencies to increase understanding of and improve responses to gender-based violence.
  9. To ensure that survivors are aware of their rights to legal protection, arranging for the provision of legal advice as required and accompany them to appointments if appropriate.
  10. To recognise, respect and address the needs of service-users who face particular barriers when seeking help to access the service, including those from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, LGBT communities, disabled people, women with complex needs and other hard to reach groups.
  11. To communicate regularly with clients according to their personal preferences and safety, e.g. at Gaia Centre/ partner organisations' premises/ on telephone/ email/ via foreign language or BSL interpreters.
  12. To support the community outreach coordinator to deliver preventative and outreach interventions in schools and youth organizations to increase understanding of gender based violence and of overlapping issues such as gang violence and teenage pregnancy.
  13. To work with a team of independent gender violence advocates (IGVAs) to support 13 - 17 year olds to access justice (criminal/ civil remedies).

Experience required:

  • Experience of providing direct emotional practical and welfare support to survivors of domestic abuse and young people affected by domestic abuse an other form of violence an abuse.
  • Experience of advocating to statutory agencies in a multi-agency setting in order to secure safeguarding outcomes for survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Experience of identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Experience of working with other vulnerable or hard-to-reach groups.
  • Proven experience of working with teenagers.
  • Knowledge of domestic (emotional and financial abuse, 'honour' based violence and forced marriage ) and teenage dating relationship abuse and its impact upon survivors and children.
  • A proven commitment to supporting those affected by domestic abuse to achieve their chosen life outcomes.
  • Working knowledge of the legal system as it relates to victims of domestic abuse. And an up to date knowledge of criminal and civil legislation relating to domestic violence.
  • Knowledge of gender-based and its impact upon survivors and children.
  • Evidence of the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with survivors and their children maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Evidence of the ability to build effective relationships, both internally and externally, showing sensitivity for others' viewpoints and valuing diversity.
  • Evidence of the ability to provide, non-judgemental, non-directive and confidential support survivors to take control of their lives and set realistic objectives and goals.
  • Understanding of the risk assessment and safety planning process, within the context of domestic abuse.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration to coletteniles@barkerross.co.uk or call directly on 07824016243

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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