Women’s Support Worker

Women’s Support Worker

Celebrating 30 years since our inception in 1987; SPEAR has become synonymous with the provision of high quality services for homeless people in multiple boroughs across South London.

As part of our integrated pathway we are pleased to announce that we have recently been commissioned to provide a bespoke accommodation-based service to female former rough sleepers who have experienced domestic violence and require the space and support to re-establish themselves and avoid further vulnerability.

We are therefore looking for highly-skilled team members to deliver the service, working in partnership with internal and external agencies to provide individualised packages of support to clients in order to address any issues presented in a creative and empathic environment that is asset-based in approach.

The successful candidates will have,

An understanding of the impact and strategies required to work effectively with clients who have been affected by domestic violence.
A creative and non-judgmental approach
An understanding of the issues faced by women who experience homelessness
The ability to plan and prioritise to ensure a safe environment where clients can regroup and ultimately move on and thrive

Duties will include:

Effective liaison with other relevant agencies, professionals and stakeholders in order to ensure support around presenting issues such as substance misuse, physical or mental health.
Undertaking key-working and support planning to ensure that all identified needs are addressed
Supporting clients to manage a tenancy
Day to day management of the project including rota cover and some weekend working

This post is applicable to women only. The role is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (schedule9: Equality Act 2010). Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before commencing employment.

Salary: £27,500 per annum
Closing date: 25th March 2019 at 10am
Interview date: 1st April 2019
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week

This is 12 month fixed term contract.

Please download the attached forms and send a copy of your completed application form to job@spearlondon.org or post to:

SPEAR Job Application
9 Briar Road
Twickenham
TW2 6RB

Women’s Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

SPEAR is committed to implementing its Equality and Diversity Policy. To help us check that we act fairly to all who apply we ask that you give a few minutes to answer the following equality and diversity monitoring form – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z79C3JF 

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