Female* Outreach Worker

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Posted March 10, 2020 by
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Aurora New Dawn is pleased to announce the following job vacancy:

Female* Outreach Worker

Hours of work

Full-time: 37 Hours per week
Salary £19,000
Duration: Contract until March 2021. Continuation subject to funding.
Location: Southampton.

*PLEASE NOTE: This post is restricted to female applicants in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010

The Female Outreach Worker Role

We are looking for an outreach worker to join our team. Based in our Southampton office, you will provide practical and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse (DVA), including crisis intervention, through both face to face and telephone support.

You will develop individual support plans which address the risk of harm, and offer information, advocacy and sign-posting to our clients on a risk and needs-led basis. You will support and empower those you work with to act for themselves and engage with services that can help them, thereby increasing self-esteem and reducing isolation.

Remaining pro-social at all times, you will support clients in the longer term to understand and identify the abuse they have experienced, improve their life skills, increase confidence and build resilience.

Core duties include:

  • Work as part of a team providing high-quality direct casework support, advice, information and advocacy to survivors of DVA through regular face to face meetings and telephone contact.

  • Manage a caseload in accordance with all organisational policies and procedures.

  • Assess risk using the DASH risk indicator checklist, ensuring that this risk is reviewed on a regular basis.
  • Work with survivors of DVA to develop tailored support plans with a focus on reducing the risk of harm, increasing their personal safety (and that of any children) and responding to their individual needs. Support survivors to be able to identify and manage the risks to themselves and their children.

  • Provide information to survivors in relation to their options, including guidance in relation to their housing, legal and welfare rights.

  • Work effectively in partnership with other agencies and make appropriate onward referrals.

  • Attend multi-agency meetings where required.

How to apply for the job:

Applications should be in the form of a letter, sent by email to recruitment@aurorand.org.uk, detailing why you think you are suitable for the post. Please put ‘Outreach worker’ in the subject line and return your completed diversity monitoring form with your letter.

The deadline for all applications is 9.00am on Monday 30th March 2020.

You are advised to read the job description and person specification carefully as the decision to shortlist you for interview will be based on the information you provide in your letter.

To save on administration costs we are not able to contact you if your application is unsuccessful, but I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your interest in our work.

For a discussion about the role, or for any other queries, please contact Zoë Jackson (Operations Manager – Aurora New Dawn) on 023 93 878992.

Important documents:

To download a copy of Outreach Worker job description, click here.

To download a copy of the Aurora New Dawn Diversity Questionnaire, click here.

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Sarah Cheverton is Aurora New Dawn's Writer in Residence and a freelance writer and researcher. As well as writing the copy for the Aurora website, Sarah works with the Aurora team on consultation responses, communications and service evaluations. She also works as a Co-Editor for feminist news site Women's Views on News.

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