Domestic Violence Specialist – Female
Initially 12 Months fixed-term contract
37.5hrs per week
The Green Room has been funded by Westminster Council and offers 12 emergency bed spaces to female rough sleepers who have, are currently, or are at risk of experiencing violence. The purpose of this post is to deliver support to these women whilst improving joint working with domestic violence agencies who can in turn provide support and advice to staff and clients.
You will improve cross sector working between rough sleeping and DV/SV sectors via training, case work and acting as a 'go to' liaison point for advice. Your work will include evolving and monitoring Domestic Violence services as well as assessing staff and service user training needs. A focus on information sharing, recording data and reporting on outcomes is also key.
To be successful, you will have a Diploma or Foundation degree in a related field (e.g. Social Work, Nursing, social policy, community development) and/or demonstrable on the job training and experience in the homeless sector with knowledge demonstrated to be equivalent to the required qualifications. Experience in assisting homeless/vulnerable people to access health services and have an understanding of the barriers that homeless people face in accessing Domestic Violence services.
In return, our client offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. They are also committed to providing their staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.
Closing Date: 10.00am, 2 nd August 2017
Interview and Assessment dates: 10 th August 2017
*For genuine occupational requirement reasons they are looking to appoint a female only for this post (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).
Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how they work. They are in the top 50 of Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2017 and Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of their clients, as well as the communities that they live and work within, they encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.