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Want to empower and make a difference in the lives of women and children?
We are Hestia, a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. This year will mark our 50th anniversary so it is an exciting time to join us!
Our approach is based on a single principle: in order to add real value to peoples lives it is essential that we work with them as equals. Our expertise and experience of working with people on their recovery journeys is valuable, and we believe this gives us a great deal to contribute, but we never impose our ideas. After all, our service users are the experts in their own lives.
Our domestic abuse service in Kensington and Chelsea is now offering an opportunity for a Refuge Support Worker. Your role will include providing high quality day to day support, advice and advocacy to women and children who have or may be experiencing domestic abuse. You will be based at one of the refuges, working with a very supportive team and in a good working environment. The refuge is within close proximity of public transport and surrounded by local amenities. Hestia promotes career progression and a large number of our vacancies were filled by internal staff.
Hestia offer a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.
In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, please apply.
Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position (Only Female applicants Please).
We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.
Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Strictly no agencies

Person specification:
To be able to demonstrate compassion and empathy to service users who experienced trauma.
Ability to facilitate and deliver direct work supporting women experiencing domestic abuse.
Ability to work with varied community groups and services and multicultural communities.
An understanding of the tasks required to maintain a safe living and working environment.
An understanding of the risks associated with lone working.
Working knowledge of statutory and voluntary services available for the client group and the issues involved in providing a co- ordinated service for them.
Working knowledge of welfare benefits.
An understanding of the support interventions required firstly to support a service user to maintain their accommodation at the refuge and to then move to independent accommodation successfully.
Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.
In return we offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.
For a detailed job description, benefits overview and terms and conditions, please see our attached job pack. If you are viewing this advert outside of Hestias website, please click apply to view the pack.
Location: Kensington and Chelsea
Salary: 22,548 rising to 23,112 per annum after 1 year
Hours: 39 hours per week
Working Pattern: Monday Friday
Closing date: 24th July 2020
Interview date: As and when via phone/Skype so please so apply asap to avoid disappointment
About Hestia
Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis. We are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.
We are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.
In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous.
Should you require our job pack in an alternative format, require further assistance or wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need to attend an interview, please contact HRRecruitment@hestia.org

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