Children and Young People's Worker
|Organisation||West Mercia Women's Aid|
|Hours||37 Hours Per Week|
|Closing date||12 pm on 15 April 2020|
WEST MERCIA WOMEN’S AID
WMWA - Exciting New Opportunity!
Despite the constraints of the current emergency, West Mercia Women’s Aid (WMWA) are working hard with Herefordshire Council and other local partners to continue to provide much-needed support for those affected by domestic abuse.
We are expanding our portfolio of safe accommodation, and making sure that support services for those facing a number of challenges have the specialist domestic abuse support that they need.
We are also ensuring that support is available for all children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse in Hereford.
This work is commissioned for 12 months by Herefordshire Council, with funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
This post will require use of safe imaginative and innovative approaches during the COVID-19 crisis.
WMWA is committed to being inventive and pro-active in promoting strategies to prevent the escalation of domestic abuse during self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKER
Safe Accommodation & Isolated Families (Band 3)
37 Hours Per Week : £21,083 p.a.
THE ROLE INVOLVES ….
- Safe and/or remote provision of a range of targeted interventions and recovery programmes for children and young people affected, or at risk of, domestic abuse.
Regular ‘keeping in touch’ processes and the provision of resources to parents to assist with managing confusion and anxiety in their children during the period of social distancing and ‘lockdown’.
Ensuring that resources can be used both in group settings and remotely
Promoting zero tolerance to domestic abuse and teen relationships abuse
Manage incoming referrals and respond in an effective and timely manner
Developing and carrying out appropriate assessments, support plans and reviews
Effective communication with parents/carers and referring agencies
Working in collaboration with other agencies to facilitate joint working
Ensuring the voice of the child is heard
YOU WILL HAVE ….
A flair for engaging, empowering and inspiring children and young people
A desire to make a difference
Experience of delivering age-appropriate interventions
Experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people, singly and in groups including within a community or schools setting
Experience of working in a multi-agency framework
Good knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and safeguarding
A commitment to the values of empowerment and equality.
Strong interpersonal skills and good written/verbal communication skills
- The ability to maintain clear professional boundaries
- Car user essential
WMWA CAN OFFER YOU ….
37 Hours Per week– 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
25 days Annual leave, plus Bank Holidays.
Regular professional supervision and support.
Training and professional development opportunities
The chance to work for an organisation that is accredited by Women’s Aid Federation England as meeting the standards of excellence required for the domestic abuse sector.
Applications can be made via the WMWA website where further information, including the formal application form and job description/person specification, can be downloaded http://www.westmerciawomensaid.org/jobs-volunteering/job-opportunities
Please ensure you refer to the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications available on the WMWA Website in your response.
Alternatively, please submit a Full CV with covering letter.
It is essential that you include the following points:-
- WHY YOU FEEL YOU ARE SUITED TO THIS ROLE?
- WHAT INTERESTS YOU MOST ABOUT THIS POST?
- WHY YOU WANT TO WORK FOR WEST MERCIA WOMEN’S AID?
Closing date for applications:
12.00 noon on Wednesday, 15th April 2020
Interviews will be held using a recognised social media platform. These will be held in the week commencing 20th April 2020
All posts are open to women only – in accordance with The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1
All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks & satisfactory references
WMWA values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the local community
For more information contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01432 383890
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