Do you hold a good standard of general education? Do you have demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office (word, excel, outlook, access), Data base systems (MODUS) and to collect and analyse statistics for Changing Lives?
Do you have demonstrable strong written and verbal communication skills; to be able to write reports, deliver presentations, and to communicate with stakeholders in a clear and effective way? Do you have experience of working in a multi-agency environment particularly across the statutory and voluntary sectors? Do you have evidence of the ability to be an ambassador for Changing Lives Halton Domestic Violence Refuge and to communicate and work in accordance with Refuge’s philosophical principles? Do you have practical experience of delivering services in a social care, health, residential, community /partnership context/ setting?
Do you have a good understanding of domestic abuse including the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children? Do you have an understanding of the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic abuse and their children? Do you have knowledge of the dynamics and impact of domestic violence and how best to support survivors?
Do you have the ability to motivate individuals and agencies to move through courses of action and decision making processes? Do you have the ability to be compassionate and empathetic with your client’s situation? Do you have evidence of the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with abused women/men and their children maintaining professional boundaries?
If so, the Refuge Project Worker role may be the role for you.
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,500 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
To provide high-quality frontline advice and support to women/men and their children fleeing domestic abuse living in the refuge.