Casework Coordinator/domestic violence advocate (26 hours per week)
The postholder will oversee Stay Safe East’s casework, manage our advocates and a pool of volunteers, and carry a small domestic violence caseload. This is a new post to help us develop our casework capacity and streamline our casework management procedures, including implementing a new database.
Salary: £28,000 per annum pro-rata. 28 days annual leave pro-rata. Pension scheme. Funded by City Bridge Trust
This post is open to disabled women only. (Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010). The post involves working directly with domestic violence clients, 95% of whom are women, and therefore requires a female caseworker. We are a user-led organisation of disabled people where peer support and positive role models are essential to building the long term self-confidence and resilience of our clients. We have a positive policy on training and employing disabled people.
You will have at least 18 months experience of managing casework or advocacy services and of overseeing staff, and have operated a casework management system; you will have experience of doing casework or advocacy yourself, and have some experience of working with disabled people. You will also have an understanding of the social model of disability, a strong commitment to diversity and to the human rights of disabled people from a range of backgrounds. You will be organised, self-motivated, a problem solver and able to support experienced disabled staff working under pressure as well as developing the skills of staff and volunteers. We are a small team who work collaboratively.
You do not have to have a background in domestic violence as we can train you on these issues, but you must have an understanding of the issues faced by disabled survivors of domestic abuse, and in particular of the situation of disabled women.
Sessional caseworker: supporting disabled people at risk from gangs and others
Salary: £ 25,480 pro-rata, 5 days per month at present. 28 days annual leave pro-rata. Pension scheme. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people for this post. Funded by Mayor’s Office on Policing
This is a pilot project working alongside our Hate Crime Advocate to support disabled people who have been targeted by gangs and other people who use their home for criminal activities. This often involve a complex set of financial and emotional abuse, sometimes physical abuse and for disabled women, sexual exploitation. The sessional caseworker will work with the client to help them understand the risks and devise a safety plan, and will qwork to ensure that appropriate action is taken against the perpetrators and that the victim is kept safe and not penalised for the actions of their abusers.
You will be a strong minded but sensitive individual who is able to work with disabled people with a range of support needs, from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must have at least 18 month’s experience of working in a challenging environment involving young people or adults at risk of exploitation, and have worked with statutory and voluntary agencies to protect individuals at risk; an understanding of London’s gangs and the risks they pose would be an advantage.
For further details of both vacancies, please contact Ruth Bashall, Director, Stay Safe East firstname.lastname@example.org
Waltham Forest Resource Hub South, 90 Crownfield Road, London E15 2BG
Tel: 0208 519 7241 SMS text: 07587 134 122
Closing date: October 9th 2017
Interviews in week starting October 16th