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Family Support Worker

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is a progressive charity that specializes in supporting victims of abuse.

Our services include support for both adult and child victims of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual violence, exploitation, and modern slavery, as well as women in the criminal justice system.

We offer sensitive and holistic support services which help victims escape from violence, cope with trauma and rebuild their lives.

We place victims' voices at the heart of our work and develop our services in response to need, working with an extensive range of partner organizations to help victims get the right support.

BCWA services span across the Black Country including Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton, and Walsall, with some services covering Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.

We are looking for exceptional candidates to join our growing and successful organisation within the Domestic Abuse Team.

Job title: Family Support Worker
Positions Available: 1 full-time position
Salary Range: £19,968-£20,849
Closing date: 18th June 2021
Please note that interviews will be held on Microsoft Teams.

BCWA have an exciting new opportunity within its domestic abuse service to work alongside the OPCC (Office of Police and Crime Commissioner) domestic abuse perpetrator programme.

We are looking for four family support workers who will work collaboratively in supporting families whose lives have been impacted by domestic abuse.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working with adults, young people, and children to provide support to families who have experienced and witnessed domestic abuse offering them one-to-one emotional and practical support as a family.

You will be required to provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic violence working in partnership with other agencies and professionals across the black country to provide a package of support that will address all the family's needs.

BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.

Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website.

Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.

You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.

Management supervision, support, and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed details of how to progress your application, including an application form you will need to complete and return by the closing date.

Important information for all positions

Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children, and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All qualifying posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.

Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

- The post holder must be female.

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