Outreach Worker (Albanian or Romanian Speaking)
Refuge is the UK's largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called 'honour' violence, modern slavery and human trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 6,000 women and children in our national network of services. These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs / ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services, culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women's Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, manage a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.
Position: Eastern European Community Outreach and Modern Slavery Worker- Albanian Speaking
Location: Ealing, Brent and Hounslow
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, (9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday)
Salary: £27,448 - £30,242 per annum
Benefits: 28 days annual leave, Peoples Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.
Closing Date: 23rd September 2020
About the role:
Refuge has an exciting opportunity in its modern slavery and advocacy services for a high-calibre, committed female applicant who is able to speak Albanian or Romanian. In these services, you will provide high quality personal welfare support for survivors of gender based violence, including human trafficking, modern slavery and domestic violence. You will work with survivors from the point of crisis, assisting them through civil and criminal justice systems and offering intensive support to ensure short-term and long-term safety. You will be an Albanian or Romanian speaker.
You will support the service manager in building sustainable referral pathways and joint working protocols with a range of partners working with survivors of gender-based violence, including community housing organisations, BAMER support groups, health, substance misuse, immigration and law-enforcement agencies and other voluntary and statutory organisations.
You will have proven experience of providing direct emotional and practical support to survivors of gender-based violence as well as up-to-date knowledge of legislation relating to survivors of modern slavery and domestic violenceviolence. You will have excellent casework skills, good written and verbal communication skills, clear professional boundaries and be a proactive team player.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality which underpin all of our work. Successful applicants will be expected to work within Refuge's Values and Behaviour Framework and demonstrate these in their everyday work.
Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role. The post is co-located part-time in a police station and therefore may be subject to the Metropolitan Police Service vetting procedures.
Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.
You may have experience of the following: Community Outreach Worker, Charity, Not For Profit, Third Sector, Support Worker, Mental Health, Voluntary Sector, Inclusion, Community Development, Social Worker, Charities, Community Engagement, Social Care, Refuge Worker, Domestic Violence, Not for Profit, Survivor Support, Refuge, Aid, Care, Welfare Rights, Criminal Legislation, Women's Advice, Residential Support, etc.
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