Women's Accommodation Support Officer

  • Job Reference: WASW
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2021
  • Recruiter: Brighton Women's Centre
  • Location: Worthing, Sussex
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £24,799
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Contract
  • Duration: Fixed Term until March 2022 with the possibility of renewal.
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

We are looking for a skilled case worker to deliver one-to-one, trauma informed and holistic case work support and to co-facilitate a Women’s Hub in Worthing for women who are homeless or insecurely housed. As an experienced frontline practitioner you will have significant experience of working with women who have experienced multiple disadvantage and will be committed to working in a women-centred, strengths based way, which recognizes women as experts of their own lives.

BWC Women’s Accommodation Support Service (WASS), delivers support for women who are homeless or insecurely housed.  In line with BWC values, the WASS adopts a relational, trauma responsive, strengths based approach. The WASS supports women across a range of underlying needs, identified by them, with the overarching aim of securing and/or sustaining safe accommodation.

The Women’s Accommodation Support Worker (WASW), will co-facilitate a weekly women only Hub for women who are homeless or insecurely housed.  The Hub offers women access to practical and emotional support as well as advice information and access to other relevant support services.

The WASW will co-produce casework support with each woman referred, to address her practical and emotional needs, and agree actions including signposting, advocacy and referrals. The WASW will understand the importance of building trust and self-esteem to enhance women’s recovery and engagement with BWC and other services.

Contract Details: Fixed Term until March 2022 with the possibility of renewal.   

Working hours:   18 hours per week within normal office hours 9am – 5pm.  Occasional out of hours may be required.

Work Location:   The role will be based in Worthing. Local travel will be expected

Closing date for this role is 9am Thursday 1st July.

Interview dates: Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th July all day

For the full job description and person specification please visit our website www.womenscentre.org.uk and download an application pack. For an informal chat about these posts please contact the Women’s Accommodation Support Service Manager, Ruth Britsch at ruthbritsch@womenscentre.org.uk  or on Tel:07809 339704.

To apply please download and complete the application form available on our website and return by email to admin@womenscentre.org.uk before the deadline.

We do not accept CV’s.

BWC is an equal opportunities employer. We actively encourage applications from women from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system.

This post is open to female* applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

All posts require an enhanced DBS disclosure

*This post is open to self-identifying women

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