Specialist Intervention Worker - Domestic Abuse

Company : Hestia

Job Location : London, UK

Posted on : Thu, 09 Apr 2020 17:09:02 GMT

Job Description :

Are you a Specialist Intervention Worker looking to join a lovely and enthusiastic team in a completely brand new environment?
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 brand-new Specialist Domestic Abuse Intervention Service will be located in Ealing, Harrow and Sloughs housing departments and will support marginalised victims of domestic abuse with complex needs including substance misuse, mental health and domestic abuse.
This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Specialist Domestic Abuse Intervention Worker for Ealing to empower our service users who present with complex needs including drug and alcohol and high mental health needs to engage with substance misuse and mental health services to stabilise and receive appropriate treatment services specific to their needs.
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.
We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.
Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position (Only Female applicants Please).
Strictly no agencies
Person specification: -An IDVA or domestic abuse qualification (Desirable) or significant experience working with high needs domestic abuse clients. -Demonstrable experience of working in partnership with agencies to reduce client risk factors. -A good understanding of substance misuse, mental health and how these needs intersect with domestic abuse. -Ability to undertake a coordination function with agencies to ensure that client needs are put at the heart of interventions. -Experience of delivering high quality outreach services to people with a wide range of needs and risks. -Good knowledge of welfare benefits and housing options and legislation related to statutory homelessness duty. -Excellent knowledge of Domestic Abuse and the relevant criminal and civil remedies in place to offer protection and reduce risk. -Ability to travel throughout the borough of operation. -Computer literate. -Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. -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: Ealing
Salary: 27,480 rising to 28,296 per annum
Contract: 12 months contract
Hours: 39 hours per week
Working Pattern: Monday Friday
Closing date: 14 June 2020
Interview date: As and when via phone/skype
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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