The post holder will support black minority ethnic women, their children (if any), and young people who are experiencing and/ or fleeing domestic abuse due to their sexuality and/ or gender identity.
Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with black minority ethnic (BME) communities. Good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME and/ or LGBTI women, children, and young people; understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse, honor based violence such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on black minority ethnic women, their children, and young people.
Applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Level III in Social Care or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.
Applicants must be a bilingual speaker in a BME community language such as Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, or Arabic. Applicants must hold a clean driving license. Post involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends. This post is subject to enhanced disclosure checks.
Women only need apply under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
Closing date for the application is at 12 noon on 10th May 2019.
Application packs, if not accessible to you via the job advert, are available on request from:
Aisha Malik, Shakti Women’s Aid, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY
Tel: 0131 4752399
Funded by Comic Relief