This vacancy has now closed

Women’s Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,023
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th August 2022

  • Advertised from 18th July 2022
  • Fixed term end date is 31/03/2025
  • JUL20223033


Sacro’s mission is to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities

We are looking for Women’s Support Workers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to deliver direct practical support interventions for Sacro’s new Aditi Women’s Wellbeing Service in partnership with Multi Cultural Family Base (MCFB). Applications must be female. You must have experience of cross-cultural work, be an effective communicator in English as well as in another language prevalent in Scotland’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, highly organised and have effective casework management skills.

You will be responsible for delivering direct support and mentoring interventions to BAME women affected by domestic abuse and Honour-Based Violence (HBV) and for maintaining accurate case notes. You will operate within the Scottish Government’s Equally Safe Strategy as well as Sacro’s policies and procedures and will escalate any safety/well-being concerns around adult and child protection to the Service Co-ordinator/Service Manager. You will be responsible for monitoring women’s well-being throughout their journey within the service and for making appropriate follow-on referrals to relevant services. You will also be required to organise, deliver and participate in group community activities.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post. We particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities for this post, and applicants must be female. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

We offer some great benefits including family friendly policies, flexible and hybrid working and work-life balance. We also have a generous annual leave entitlement, employee wellbeing scheme, cycle to work scheme, pension scheme and death in service, enhanced company sick pay. We will offer learning and development, progression and qualifications with the opportunity for growth and development. We welcome applicants from individuals who share Sacro's aims and values, and want to engage with those we support to help move to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life and value diversity from all sections of the community.

Application notes

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Closing date: 09:11, Sun, 7th Aug 2022