Domestic Violence Support Worker in Refuge

Closing date 23 September 2019
Organisation Leeds Women's Aid
Location Leeds
Hours Full time
21-33
Salary NJC Scale 5 £23,342 pro rata
Telephone 0113 246 0401
Email administration@leedswomensaid.org.uk
Website leedswomensaid.co.uk
Description
Leeds Women’s Aid provides a range of services for vulnerable women and families who are victims and survivors of: Domestic, Sexual & Honour Based Violence and Abuse; Forced Marriage; Trafficking; Stalking and Harassment to become safe, confident and independent.   Leeds Women’s Aid is the lead agency for Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS), a consortium of 3 agencies offering support to women, men and transgender/non binary people.   An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic woman* to join our expanding and committed team. Have you got what it takes to make a difference, if so, apply to join LDVS?   You will need to demonstrate (amongst other skills):        •    A good understanding of the complex support needs of survivors of domestic violence        •    Experience of working with survivors of domestic violence        •    An understanding of the barriers faced by those from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences affected                by domestic violence including Forced Marriage and/or Honour Based Violence and LGBT+        •    Ability to speak a second community language would be advantageous and also a knowledge of housing              management and benefit systems   Closing date:                    Monday 23rd September 2019, 9.00 am Interview date:        Wednesday 2nd October 2019  Domestic Violence Support Worker (Refuge) 21 Hours per week with the option to work 33 hours until July 2020 Starting salary NJC Scale 5 £23,342 pro rata
Leeds Women’s Aid is fully committed to the principles of diversity & inclusion and equality of opportunity   LWA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required before taking up this position.   * Posts are open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)   To apply please download a pack from our website: https://leedswomensaid.co.uk/join-our-team/   Completed applications should be sent to: administration@leedswomensaid.org.uk  
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