Due to a recent retirement, we are looking to recruit a Women’s Support Worker who will be committed to our aims and values and who will bring extensive experience of providing a crisis support service to women affected by domestic abuse.
The main role of the post holder will be to offer 1-1 support to women affected by domestic abuse by phone, text, email and by appointment. In addition, there will be a requirement to carry out risk assessments, provide safety planning and work in partnership with other services and professionals as appropriate.
Applicants are required to have the appropriate skills, experience and qualifications that are relevant to the duties outlined in the job description and person specification.
Candidates should have an understanding of the feminist analysis of domestic abuse and be willing to work within the group’s collective, non-hierarchical structure.
This post has been continually funded by the Scottish Government since 2008 (35 hours per week). We have funding in place to the end of June 2020 and will be applying for continuation of funding in order to extend the contract.
The current worker in post is looking to job share. The successful candidate will work 21 hours one week and 14 hours the following week. The specific work pattern will be Wednesday to Friday one week and Wednesday / Thursday the following week (7 hours per day excluding lunch).
This is an outreach post, providing a service to children and young people across East Dunbartonshire including Bearsden and Milngavie. The main office base is in Kirkintilloch but the post holder will be required to travel extensively throughout the area.
Candidates should have an understanding of the feminist analysis of domestic abuse, experience of inter-agency working and be willing to work as part of a collective.
At least two years’ experience in supporting vulnerable children and young people is required. Applicants must hold a recognised relevant qualification at a minimum of SVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) and experience of grant monitoring and reporting is desirable.
Posts are subject to PVG scheme check.