Women’s Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £21,559 – £23,310
  • East & Midlothian
  • Closing 4th February 2022

  • Advertised from 13th January 2022


WAEML provides information, support and accommodation to women (including trans-women), children and young people who have been subjected to domestic abuse. If you can commit to upholding the rights of women, children and young people, this may be the job for you.

We have a vacancy for an experienced support worker. We are looking for an enthusiastic feminist who shares our core values. You will be expected to demonstrate a gender-based and trauma-informed approach to service delivery and will be expected to take a multi-agency approach to your work.

Ideally candidates should have a minimum of 2 years work experience. Membership of the PVG scheme is an essential requirement and you should be qualified to a minimum of SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care or willing to work towards a qualification to meet registration requirements of Housing Support Workers (SSSC).

All posts are available on a fixed term basis. Travel across East Lothian and Midlothian is required therefore a full current driving licence and constant access to a car is essential.

In return you can expect:

• A comprehensive induction process.

• A commitment to your professional training and development

• Access to employee benefits, optical cover, dental cover, counselling services and more*

• Access to cycle to work scheme

• Family friendly work environment

• Excellent working conditions and ongoing support

• 5% contribution to workplace pension scheme

WAEML strives to be an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome bilingual applicants. Only women need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

Application notes

Closing date Friday 4th February 2022 at 12pm, Interviews will take place via Zoom on Friday 11th February January 2022.

Request an application pack from Nancy Ross on 0131 561 5804 or go online at womensaideml.org

*these benefits are accrued after successful completion of probationary period