Due to expansion, we are currently recruiting for a full time and a part time (30hr) Women’s Support Practitioner to join us in Luton supporting women who are vulnerable or who may have complex needs.
We actively look to ensure our staff team represent the clients we work with and particularly welcome applications from people who speak community languages or who have lived experiences.
Closing date: 9am 14th August 2017
You may already be working in the women’s sector for a similar voluntary organisation, but equally you may come from related fields; perhaps housing, welfare to work, criminal justice or social care. You should have experience in working one to one to provide advice and guidance to adults who have complex needs and ideally will have group programme facilitation experience. It is important you share our values and are committed and passionate about working with women.
Knowledge of safeguarding practice and multi-agency standards is required, as is an understanding of domestic abuse, the effects of drug/alcohol use, drivers for offending and the criminal justice system. This is a challenging role and you must be resilient and work well as part of a close knit team.
You will have experience of working collaboratively with partner agencies, and in using evidence based practice to influence clients towards change. Experience of supporting people involved in child protection procedures, and of working on a 1-1 basis and in group work is required. It is also necessary that you have experience of identifying and managing safeguarding risks, and of data inputting and collation including maintaining records, drafting letters and basic report writing.
To be considered for this role you must have the ability to undertake some out of hours work appropriate to meeting the needs of the role.
All roles will work closely with internal colleagues to coordinate access to other Stepping Stones services, as well as with other partner agencies to develop and promote their services, make / receive referrals and contribute to multi agency working.
The WSPs will keep records of their work and will be responsible for meeting targets and recording and reporting on outcomes of their project.
A full job description can be downloaded here: Luton
To apply please complete the application form here and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to us at 9a George Street West, Luton, LU1 2BJ before 9am 14h August.
Due to the sensitive nature if this role we will be considering female only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1).