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Location: Wandsworth, London
Salary: £27000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Rahul Matharu

Specialist Womens Support Worker - Domestic Violence

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: Specialist Womens Support Worker - Domestic Violence (Wandsworth), 6-12 month contract, £27-28kpa, 37.5hrs

Role Purpose:

Responsible and accountable for provision of second stage supported housing services for women

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Service Delivery

To be responsible and accountable for the effective delivery of high quality second stage move on accommodation for homeless people in line with policies and procedures

  1. Resource Management

To be responsible and accountable for the development of a range of accommodation options and accessible services, working within the services' financial resources

  1. Team Responsibilities

To be responsible and accountable for participating in an effective staff team

  1. Casework Management

To be responsible and accountable for providing advice, support, motivation, crisis intervention and future planning, appropriate to the expressed needs of allocated second stage residents

  1. Corporate Responsibilities

To be responsible and accountable for contributing to the running of integrated services for homeless people

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Service Delivery
  • Provide an effective needs led service for allocated residents throughout their tenancy, in line with policies and procedures
  • Ensure that allocated residents are resettled in accommodation appropriate to their expressed needs, working to the licence agreement
  • Ensure that allocated residents have access to specialist services as required, utilising both internal and external resources
  • Ensure that operational statistics as required by funders and the Trustee Board are available

  1. Resource Management
  • Assist clients with benefit claims, liaising with appropriate agencies and the finance team, and maintain proper records
  • Undertake pre-tenancy work with clients, to ensure that identified accommodation is appropriate, safe and promotes well being
  • Maximise rental income and minimise arrears, maintaining accurate records
  • Maintain a safe and appropriate physical environment for staff and service users, in conjunction with the Landlords and Health and Safety Representatives
  • Maintain a working knowledge of local providers of emergency, temporary, permanent and move on accommodation
  • Maximise the opportunities available for clients through joint working with external providers

  1. Team Responsibilities
  • Participate in staff management and support systems in line with policies and procedures, including induction, supervision, appraisal and training audits
  • Contribute to regular team meetings

  1. Casework Management
  • Undertake assessments and casework with clients seeking support or resettlement, ensuring an integrated approach to the support provision
  • Participate in regular reviews of clients' cases - alongside partner agencies and other services
  • Develop meaningful rapport with clients in order to facilitate the best possible outcomes
  • Maintain accurate records of work undertaken

Experience Needed

  • Relevant recent experience, either paid or voluntary, working with homeless people or rough sleepers
  • A knowledge of the issues affecting single homeless people
  • Experience of care and support systems for homeless people, including key working, care planning and joint working.
  • Experience of conducting client assessments and interviews
  • The ability to work with clients who may display challenging behaviour
  • The ability to work within a team and on your own initiative
  • The ability to represent the company appropriately in all situations, and to work professionally with external agencies
  • A basic knowledge of appropriate legislation, including welfare benefits and housing law

For this role, as it will be focused on working with vulnerable women with high support needs, we require female applicants only.


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

*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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