Women's Complex Needs Support Worker

Recruiter
BLACK COUNTRY WOMEN'S AID
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£22,934
Posted
07 Oct 2017
Closes
05 Nov 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to women in the criminal justice system, victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions. All services are client and needs led.

We are looking for exceptional candidates to join our growing and successful organisation within our Women’s Justice Team.

Women's Complex Needs Support Worker

To provide a high quality intensive support service to women who are victims of abuse and present with complex needs. These needs could include mental health issues, contact with the criminal justice system, trauma symptoms, addictions and removal of children. We know that these women are some of the most vulnerable in our communities, and this project, ASSIST, will pilot an innovative integrated support service which includes intensive casework, undertaken by you, and specialist psychological interventions. You will place the woman at the centre of support, coordinating services around her needs as they change over time.

You will be part of the BCWA Women’s Justice Team which provides early intervention services for women arrested, specialist women’s services for women on probation, and sexual violence prevention work for female sex workers. You will also work within the wider ASSIST project team, alongside colleagues from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust and Anawim.

This is a full time position.

A job description and application form are attached.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your completed application form via the button below by the end of the day on 23rd October 2017. Interviews will take place on 26th October.

CVs will not be accepted.

Important information for all positions

Black Country Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.

Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. - The post holder must be female in accordance with the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Part 7 (2) (e).