Job Title: SADA Domestic Abuse Support Worker
Post Reference Number: SADA160519
Working Hours: 37 hours a week
Grade: 4 £22,911 - £25,295 (pro rata for hours worked)
Location: Stevenage/North Hertfordshire
Contract: Fixed Term to March 2020
Domestic Abuse Support Worker
Are you passionate about making a difference to people’s lives?
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community Safety team for a Domestic Abuse Support Worker to join us with a specific geographical focus on North Herts.
You will play a key role in the delivery of our domestic abuse service in North Herts and Stevenage by supporting victims and overseeing our drop-in service. As a Domestic Abuse Support Worker, you will be supporting victims and their families and liaising with partner agencies, representing the organisation at professional meetings including child protection conferences.
To be successful in this role you will have been educated to a good standard including HND/HNC Housing, ASB or equivalent practical knowledge and experience of working previously in an area providing support and guidance
You will be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team, deal calmly and confidently with emotional situations and have the ability to understand the needs and perceptions of residents.
A full UK driving licence (with access to own vehicle) is desirable.
What we can offer you
The Council can offer you a competitive salary and pension scheme with generous employer contribution rates. We support a healthy work-life balance for our staff; providing flexible working, and a range of family friendly policies including maternity, parental, adoption and paternity leave entitlements. There is a minimum holiday entitlement of 24 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays. Additional employee benefits include: discounted gym and leisure centre membership, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, optional membership to an employee discount scheme (CSSC) and travel discounts through SmartGoStevenage. Other transport benefits include access to electric pool cars, bicycles and e-bikes for business use and purchase of bikes through Cycle Scheme.
All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance and a Value Based Interview.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Tania Stokes Domestic Abuse Liaison Officer on 01438 242911.
For an application pack and to apply online, please visit www.stevenage.gov.uk/vacancies. Please quote the correct post reference number when applying.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 31 May 2019 at 5pm
Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found at the above link.
Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board
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