Job Title- Children and Families Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Location- North Birmingham

Salary- £18,200 Pro Rata

Contract type- Permanent

Working hours- Part Time – 21 hours opportunity- The role involves working around the needs of the service users, children, and the service; this could involve lone working, working shifts that include weekdays, weekends, Evenings, and bank holidays.

About us

GreenSquareAccord is one of the biggest social housing and care providers in England, we provide care and support to some of the most vulnerable people in society. This includes older people`s residential care, Specialist dementia care, Mental health nursing and supported housing for people with learning disabilities, with over 25 years` experience in over 100 care schemes, providing three million hours of care each year – GreenSquareAccord provides a hugely rewarding place to work

About the Service

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse. Our domestic violence services protect women, men and children who are experiencing abuse at home.

We provide support to Children and families within our Domestic abuse Services specifically around Domestic Abuse, Forced Marriage, Honour based violence and Female Genital Mutilation on an individual basis, using a person-centred approach that focuses on helping them to maintain a tenancy and move towards independent living.

In your new role, you will:

  • Support Service users with all aspects of maintaining their tenancy; providing support as identified in their individual support plan, monitoring and review of support packages
  • Facilitate, participate, and support Service users in decision making; promoting choice and involvement, and to recover and regain control of their lives leading to empowerment and independent living.
  • Ensure that you always work towards data sharing protocols with relevant agencies where appropriate to do so.
  • Ensure that you identify and agree interventions to protect and safeguard Children and families in line with legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
  • Work with external agencies to ensure service user`s holistic needs are met in line with individual person-centred plans.
  • Give advice, guidance, support and information in respect of mental ill health, Domestic and Sexual violence, managing finances, personal safety and security, Housing and welfare reform and support them in legal matters
  • Produce regular reports and monitoring information for the Domestic Abuse services and provide regular updates to the management team on the progress of the work
  • You will ideally have:

  • Ability to meet the requirements of the job description with minimal supervision at times
  • NVQ Level 2 in Social Care or willingness to work toward qualification.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to domestic violence services and support for CYP&F.
  • Basic understanding of how rights, dignity, privacy, respect, & choice are important when providing support
  • Knowledge of health & safety as it relates to creating a safe and homely environment.
  • Able to demonstrate good verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of the need to use different forms of communication to support service users with limited or no spoken language
  • Able to work flexibly including early mornings, evenings, weekends, bank holidays, as part of a rolling rota.
  • The ability to participate in an out of hours on-call service if requested to do so.
  • The ability to work across both Refuge based and Community based Domestic Abuse services to support with the smooth running of the service and reduce the impact of staff shortages
  • Benefits

    In support and recognition of our colleagues who will help us deliver our employer strategy, we offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes;

  • Be part of one of the most dynamic, innovative, and ambitious housing and social care organisations in the UK.
  • Pension scheme with contributions matched up to 6%
  • Access to Wage Stream a benefit which allows colleagues to access up to 30% of their earned wages. Wagestream isn`t a loan and there are no interest charges
  • Confidential support service with access to free counselling
  • Career progression with opportunities to complete QCF Qualification
  • Specialist online care induction followed by additional support and training
  • A generous package of terms and conditions, including enhanced rates of pay for bank holidays and night shifts
  • Free DBS
  • £250 Refer a friend payment scheme
  • 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.

    This post is open to Female applicants, Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement). We are striving to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and all employees are expected to actively support Equal Opportunities Policies .

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