Women & Domestic Abuse Casework Coordinator

  • Job Reference: 00001658-1
  • Date Posted: 4 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Julian House
  • Location: Weymouth, Dorset
  • Salary: £20,345 to £21,589
  • Role: Frontline jobs, Experts by Experience jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. We run several projects and every year we help thousands of people out of homelessness, into employment, away from domestic abuse, and more.

If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects and a competitive benefits package, you could be who we’re looking for!

Job Role: Women & Domestic Abuse Casework Coordinator (female applicants only)   

  • On-call (1 in 4 weeks), £100/week when on-call
  • Requirement to work early mornings, and occasional weekends and evenings
  • As this is predominantly an outreach role, you will need to have the ability to walk up to 5 miles at a time​

The Role

The successful Women & Domestic Abuse Casework Coordinator will provide comprehensive, holistic needs assessment, support planning, progress monitoring and review for clients with a range of complex social, health and housing need, with a focus on female clients. To provide a lead within Dorset services for good practice in responding to incidents of domestic abuse in the client group and to represent the organisation at external meetings and events relating to domestic abuse.

Responsibilities include:

  • Complete needs assessment/risk assessment for clients, leading to the delivery of full support plans which meet individual client need. Track and monitor support delivered and its impact through review and use of outcome tools.
  • Give clients advice, information and provide an enabling service so that they can access appropriate services.
  • Hold a small to medium caseload of female clients, ensuring they have the best possible access to all relevant services, including health, substance use support, housing, income maximisation and any other unmet needs.
  • Develop group work with female clients, taking a client-led approach to deliver creative workshops that reflect the interests of the group.
  • To build positive working relationships with local agencies who have a Domestic Abuse remit, to ensure a responsive service for our clients.

    For more information, please refer to the full job description here

    Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A valid UK driving license and access to own vehicle – business insurance will be required for roles involving travel for work
  • Experience working with vulnerable adults and/or people with complex needs
  • A comprehensive knowledge around domestic violence and the effects it has on individuals
  • The ability to walk up to five miles at a time, in all weather

There are many great reasons to join our team!

  • Great opportunities for career development and free monthly training sessions from experienced facilitators
  • Wellbeing related support and advice and up to 6 free counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 30% staff discount at Julian House charity shops and bike workshops
  • A generous and competitive pension scheme
  • Instant access to healthcare professionals and discounts on a variety of health treatments through our Simply Health Scheme
  • A supportive culture where staff feedback is highly valued and regular supervisions with line managers are conducted
  • Reflective Practice sessions from objective, external facilitators​

Our Ethos

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we have an Equality and Diversity Action plan in place showing our commitment in ensuring continuous improvement in creating an inclusive culture. We also have a committed group of Inclusion & Diversity champions who meet monthly to ensure progress is being made. We invite applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures, especially minority groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience. We embrace flexibility and are proud to be a Disability Confident and Mindful employer, as well as an Armed Forces Covenant Supporter.

If you have any special access requirements or other support needs throughout the application process (including interview), please contact us so that we can let you know how we can support you.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the Women & Domestic Abuse Casework Coordinator role, please get in touch with Laura Dawes (Resourcing Assistant) on 07908496681. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Please note: We reserve the right to close our vacancies once the perfect candidate has been found. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out!