Support Worker (Domestic Abuse)

About The Role

Are you a patient and caring individual looking to further your career in Social Care? We're looking for a Support Worker on a part time, permanent.

We're looking for someone to join the team working 15 hours over 2 days, with the potential to pick up an extra day.

At South West Surrey Refuge we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement for women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

The Domestic Abuse Support Worker will provide individuals with intensive, high levels of specialist support needed to maintain their accommodation in refuge.

You will support clients to develop their resilience and coping strategies, and their understanding of risk and positive risk taking.

You will empower clients to effectively engage with external agencies.

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

What you will be doing: 

  • Supporting a caseload of clients with their varying needs
  • Using creativity, innovation and flair to arrange a wide range of activities and/or outings for the women and engage them in participation, providing a platform for their skills and strengths to be developed and recognised.
  • Participating in strengths-based assessment with applicants, facilitating the co-production of a person-centred plan, enabling individuals to achieve their goals and aspirations and the opportunity to identify and develop their talents.
  • Developing and maintaining good professional working relationships with internal colleagues and external service providers, creating close and productive partnerships in order to aid the provision of good quality support services and create a professional image of Saha

About The Candidate
What we're looking for: 

  • A good understanding of domestic abuse and it’s effects on women and children
  • Experience of or knowledge related to working with vulnerable people or groups
  • Experience of working with clients who experienced trauma
  • Proven capacity to deal successfully with difficult and complex situations
  • Understanding of wider support and funding facilities available for vulnerable clients
  • Capacity to understand individual support plans, personal development programmes and need and risk assessment

The benefits on offer
In return for helping to transform lives, we’ll give you access to some great benefits.

These include:
  • £100 when you start work, plus £250 at 6 months’ service and another £250 at 12 months’ service
  • 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days PLUS an extra day off on your birthday
  • A High Street discount scheme (great savings both on and off-line)
  • A Cash-back medical plan
  • Loans available for financial emergencies
  • Long service awards from 2.5 years

What happens next?

If you would like to be part of the Saha story, please apply now, by clicking on “Apply” and if you need any support in completing your application, please contact

About The Company
A registered social landlord and one of the leading providers of supported housing in the UK, Saha is dedicated to transforming lives by providing accommodation and support for some of the most vulnerable members of society - mainly people with complex needs and/or experiencing homelessness. 
Saha is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our aim is to work with individuals to build on their strengths, creating person centred, individualised strategies and plans that transform lives, support recovery and enable positive behaviour.

In order to succeed, however, we need the right people in place.

Our workforce is one of our greatest assets, but only by recruiting the very best can we continue to deliver comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement.

services to our residents.

That’s where you come in.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Saha is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We invite and welcome applications to apply for Saha opportunities without concern of bias or discrimination. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible

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