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Resettlement Worker

Black Country Women's Aid

Let us introduce ourselves…

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs led.



The Domestic Abuse Accommodation service:

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) provides 24-hour emergency accommodation for victims of domestic violence and abuse in need of temporary safe accommodation.

The service manages and provides 41 units of accommodation in various locations of the Black Country, ranging from houses in multiple occupation, individual flats and houses, as well as group schemes.

The dedicated team provides bespoke, client-led support to empower survivors of abuse to gain confidence and make informed choices.



Job role

Job Title: Resettlement Worker
Positions available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), fixed-term until January 2023
Salary: £20,849 - £22,099
Closing date: 22 June 2022
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?


We are looking for a compassionate and organised individual to undertake our brand new Resettlement Worker role.


The post holder will support clients to establish stable, safe new homes for themselves and their children, maintain their wellbeing during the transition, and improve their future resilience.


This role will support those resettling in Sandwell (and where appropriate other boroughs) into their own homes, as well as those who leave refuge at short notice to return to their previous homes.


The role:

Support offered in this role may include:-
, Support with financial hardship, accessing grants to support with the cost of setting up a new home and logistics of moving.
, Logistical support with transitioning services to new address, accessing health and education.
, Support to live independently, e.g.

managing budgets, bills, dealing with landlords, using public transport alone or accessing community resources.
, Emotion support and safeguarding as clients transition out of the refuge into the community.


If you have excellent interpersonal skills, empathy and are hardworking, we would love to hear from you.


Important information for all positions

Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.


Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

The post holder must be female.


Employment checks


As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:


Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.

To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.


We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.

A copy of these will be taken.

Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidate's documents will be destroyed confidentially.

You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.


References


Following your interview, two employment references will be sought.

One of these should be your current or most recent employer.


If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:


, a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
, GP or health visitor
, a character reference from a person who knows you
, a civil servant from a government agency
, a bank manager


DBS


All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.


COVID-19

BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.


Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website.

Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.


You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.


Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.


  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £20849.00 - £22099.00 per annum
  • Location: Sandwell, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Other
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Contact: 2M Employment Solutions
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2022-06-01 16:08:18 -

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