Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract ending August 2020
Do you want to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation that works to promote the safety and well-being of women affected by domestic violence and abuse?
Our Domestic Abuse service provides short term housing and tenancy related support to women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. The service is currently looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Support Officer to join our dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity for experienced support officers who enjoy a varied role.
About the role
You will provide invaluable practice and support to women and their children such as advocacy, support and guidance around welfare, housing and legal entitlements as well as supporting women to move to safe and permanent accommodation.
As a Support Officer you will play a key role in delivering a quality service and achieving positive outcomes. You will be a positive role model and you will bring our values to life and share our passion and commitment to always strive to find creative ways to enrich the lives of those we support.
You'll have experience of providing support and advice with health and safety issues, managing a tenancy, accessing legal services and claiming welfare benefits. You'll also have a proven track record of providing a comprehensive housing-related support service to women suffering from issues relating to domestic abuse and acting as a key worker for specific service users.
Due to the nature of the role applicants are required to have a patient, caring and sensitive approach.
If you are committed to addressing the issues of domestic abuse and offering practical, effective support that gives survivors the opportunity to regain control of their lives then this post will be of particular interest to you.
Due to occupational requirements this role is open to female applicants only and does not contravene The Equality Act 2010 under Schedule 9, Work: Exceptions, Part 1 Occupational Requirements.
Closing Date: Tuesday 28th January 2020 at midnight
Interviews will be held on 17th and 18th February 2020 at our Tower View office in Kent
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Applicants must be able to travel across the region as required.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Adult and Child Criminal Record Check.