Groupwork Co-facilitator

Gloucester

Salary – £22,049- £23,530 pro rata (+ £750 car allowance) per annum- depending on skills and experience Contract type – Permanent

Working hours – Part Time (18 hours per week)

Closing Date – 17 August 2022

Interview Date – TBC

About us

In April 2021, GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association merged to create a bigger, better, organisation. GreenSquareAccord was created in order to deliver our purpose of Building Better Lives. Building Better Lives means that we exist to provide the affordable homes and care services that enable people to achieve their full potential, without having to worry about the quality, affordability and safety of their housing and care.

As a charitable housing provider, we provide over 25,000 homes to more than 54,000 people. We deliver over 3 million hours of care to individuals every year. We have a geographical reach from the north east, to the south west of England. And we employ around 4,000 people.

We are committed to providing great homes and care, in a great neighbourhood, with great service.

About the role

Working for Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS – part of GreenSquareAccord) www.gdass.org.uk, GDASS provides support to victims of domestic abuse (16+) living in Gloucestershire.

In addition to support services, GDASS also operate a helpline and manage the Places of Safety properties.

We are currently seeking a Groupwork Co-facilitator to join our team within GDASS to deliver groupwork, both in person and virtually, for men and women who have experienced, or who are experiencing domestic abuse. This will be on a part time and permanent basis.

You will encourage and offer training to GDASS staff who would like to facilitate groupwork programmes and ensure they have what they need for delivery.

You will manage the safety of those taking part in groupwork and support them throughout the process by carrying out regular risk assessments, safety planning and maintaining meaningful contact with participants between sessions.

Within the role, you will also support the implementation of the GDASS Champion Network by working with the wider team to identify domestic abuse champions in our partner agencies, supporting the training programme and delivering forums and training events.

Please note that if you are successful in this role, we will require a DBS check to be completed. Further details will be sent following offer.

About you

It is essential that you have previous experience in delivering groupwork to victims of domestic abuse and experience of working with victims of domestic abuse.

Additional experience of working directly with customers in a challenging or potentially challenging environment is also required for this role.

You will have the ability to carry out assessments quickly yet thoroughly and prioritise workload, manage caseload and be able to make appropriate decisions when applicable.

An understanding of core Microsoft Office systems is essential.

Upon Application to this position, please also provide a covering letter with your CV highlighting why you want to work for GDASS. We would love to hear more about your domestic abuse knowledge and experience and how they meet with the particular requirements with our Job Description.

Benefits

In support and recognition of our colleagues who will help us deliver our employer strategy, we offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes; annual holiday entitlement (plus statutory bank holidays); a defined contribution pension scheme; trust based flexible working and a Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

All individuals who apply to work at GreenSquareAccord are considered on their merits in line with our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and policy.

GreenSquareAccord are a Disability Confident Employer therefore we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and try to provide access, adjustments, equipment or other practical support where required. All applicants with a disability who meet the `essential eligibility criteria` for the role, as detailed in the job description, are guaranteed an interview.

If you need any assistance, adjustments or adaptations throughout our selection processes please let us know.

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