Shakti is a feminist voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/ practical support and refuge/ temporary accommodation to all black minority ethnic women and their children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse. Shakti provides a non-judgemental service to its clients.
The post holder will support black minority ethnic women and their children to resettle into their move-on accommodation. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with black minority ethnic communities, especially women and children; an 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. The post is subject to enhanced disclosure.
The applicant must be a bilingual speaker in Hindi and/ or Urdu and/ or Punjabi and/ or Bengali.
Applicant must hold a clean driving license.
Post involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends
Women only need apply under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’ Funded by City of Edinburgh Council. Fixed term contract to November 2019 with possible extension to November 2020 (the Board will continue to seek future funding).
Closing date for the application is at 12 noon on 14th March 2019.
Application packs, if not accessible to you via the job advert, are available on request from:
Shakti Women’s Aid,
Norton Park, 57 Albion Road,
Edinburgh EH7 5QY