- London, UK
- Apply by 06 Jan, 2019
- Posted on 07 Nov, 2018
- Start date:
- Visa Sponsor
- £ 29,943.0 per year
Refuge, an aware-winning charity are looking for an Early Intervention Worker, who will work in theGaia Centre in Lambeth, to reach out to and support 13 – 17 year-old survivors of gender-based violence (including domestic violence, female genital mutilation, sexual, financial and emotional abuse, forced marriage and ‘honour’-based violence) from the point of crisis, informing them of the full range of civil, criminal and practical options, to help ensure their short-term and long-term safety, reduce risk, enable them to access community support services and achieve their life goals.
Early Intervention Workers increase the ability of partner agencies to recognize, react and respond appropriately and safely to all forms of gender-based violence.
This is a 12 month fixed-term contract.
You will manage a caseload of around 15 clients, providing one-to-one emotional and practical support. You will work in partnership with other agencies in Lambeth to secure the best outcomes for your clients and for other survivors of domestic or sexual violence. You will work in partnership with other agencies to deliver presentations and informal training to increase local understanding and improve the coordinated response to gender based violence, especially for young people.
You will have demonstrable experience of providing emotional and practical support within the violence against women and girls sector, preferably working with young people. You will be experienced in advocating in a multi-agency setting to secure positive life outcomes for your clients and to making the service a success.
You will be self-sufficient, assertive and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with empathy and sensitivity to build and develop supportive relationships with young people. You will maintain professional boundaries and adhere fully to Refuge’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our 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. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.
Please visit Refuge’s website for further details and other opportunities:
Closing date: 9 December 2018 Interview date: 17 December 2018
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.
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.
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Refuge is the largest single provider of specialist services to survivors of domestic violence, and other forms of violence against women and children, in Britain. Every day, we provide support to 6,000 women and children. We listen to women, and put their experiences at the heart of the services we run and our campaigns for legal and social
- Health & Social Care, Charity & Non-profit
- in London, UK
- 201-500 employees
- Founded in 1971
International House, 1 St Katharine's Way, St Katharine's & Wapping, London, UK
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