Community Support Worker

Recruiter
BRC
Location
Bridgend
Salary
£10.50/hour
Posted
18 Jun 2017
Closes
18 Jul 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Interim
Hours
Part Time
BRC have been approached by a South Wales based Domestic Abuse Charity to recruit for a Community Support Worker in Bridgend to start immediately on a short term temporary part-time contract (30 hours per week).

  
DAY TO DAY DUTIES:

o          Provide a range of social, emotional and practical support to women and children who have suffered from domestic violence in a safe house and those living in the community
o          Work within the Supporting People Framework to enable women to make positive changes to their lives in order to increase safety, well-being and to reduce the threats of homelessness
o          Carry out regular risk and needs assessments
o          Ensure client needs are assessed regularly and support plans are in place and adhered to
o          Refer clients to third party agencies and services as appropriate, for example MARAC, substance misuse, debt advice, Social Services and the Benefits Office
o          Ensure accurate case records are maintained; adhering to data protection policies
o          Support service users to maintain licence agreements
o          Act as an advocate on behalf of service users encouraging and supporting self-advocacy as appropriate
 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

o          Experience providing a front line support service to a vulnerable client groups living in the community or within supported housing
o          A strong understanding of the support needs and challenges faced by clients who have or are suffering from Domestic Abuse.
o          A full driving license and access to a car

  
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:

o          Experience supporting women or families who have suffered from domestic violence
  

Please note: These roles are open to women only - under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9, a genuine occupational requirement has been established for the service staff to be female.

 To apply for this position please send an up to date CV to richard @ (url removed). Alternatively if you would like any further information please call Richard Thomas or Rhiannon Breeze on 02920231000