Group Worker - Domestic Abuse

Job Reference
GWDA-VH-W-54471
Salary Description
£20400 per annum (full time equivalent)
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Coventry ,
Coventry
Advert

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 part-time Group Workers to join our Domestic Abuse Service.  You will be joining a multi service charity based in Coventry.  In return, we offer a competitive salary of £10,200 (FTE £20,200 p.a.) plus on-call payments and a contributory pension scheme.  Annual leave 26 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata).  A comprehensive in-house training programme.

What we do:

The charity has a fully trained staff team providing Supported Accommodation and Community Support to young parents and victims of domestic abuse.  There is also a Children's Nursery that provides full day care for pre-school children and a Community Wellbeing Service.

We are looking for 2 reliable and committed individuals who are able to:

  • Be responsible for delivering high-quality group work sessions and activities for service users within the Domestic Abuse Service.
  • Be responsible for developing a range of group work and activities for families who have experienced domestic abuse.
  • Work to empower service users by strengthening their confidence and knowledge whilst liaising with case workers to promote the groups and activities.
  • Be responsible for the continuous development of group work activities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum NVQ level 3 in a related area of work and/or a minimum of 3 years relevant experience with survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Experience of working with individuals and children affected by domestic abuse.
  • Experience of assessing the needs and risks of people affected by domestic abuse.
  • Experience of developing and facilitating groups/activities.
  • Experience of record keeping and report writing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the difficulties faced by survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Knowledge of best practice in relation to safeguarding adults and children.
  • Understanding and passion for the work of Valley House.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and on own initiative.
  • Competent in the use of IT tools, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • To take part in an out of hours on-call rota with other staff.  You will need to live within a 30 minute drive to Valley House in Coventry.
  • Be mobile and able to travel city wide at short notice (car driver with use of a vehicle).  Candidates who are not car drivers, due to a disability, will be considered.

These posts require a satisfactory DBS check.

These vacancies are open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

The hours of work are 18.75 per week.

The closing date is 12 noon on Thursday 14 October 2021 and interviews will be held on Friday 22 October 2021.

For more information about Valley House please visit our website www.valleyhouse.org.uk

 

 

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