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Careers

EVA Women’s Aid (Redcar, Cleveland) is recruiting the following Staff;

Specialist Support Worker (Outreach /Under-Represented groups)
Fixed –Term Contract until October 2019, 20hrs per week, Salary £17,161 - £19,126. (FTE)

Volunteer Coordinator
Fixed Term Contract until October 2019, 7.5hrs per week, Salary £17,161 - £19,126. (FTE)

Support Worker (Programme Development and Delivery)
Fixed Term Contract until October 2019, 15hrs per week, Salary £17,161 - £19,126. (FTE)

Closing date for all posts - 12th October. Interviews 24th October 2016
For an application pack, please email Corinna@eva.org.uk. CVs will not be accepted.

EVA supports women, young people and children affected by domestic abuse/sexual violence.

You must hold a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle to apply for these posts.

RCEW requires the post holder to be female – Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) Schedule 9, Part 1 (Occupational Requirements) of the Equality Act 2010 applies

Specialist Support Worker (Outreach – ‘harder to reach’ groups) (August 2016)

Job Description
Hours: 20-over four days. Hours will be flexible to suit the needs and ages of women using the services of EVA. Additionally, some weekend and evening work will be necessary
Salary: Salary - Scale 4 (£17,161 - £19,126) (pro rata)
Responsible to: Senior Worker (Supported Housing Team)

Context of the job:
To work within EVA Women’s Aid to develop and maintain the integrity of the organisation by adopting the following guiding principles:

1. To promote and ensure Best Practice - for Women and Children experiencing the effects of Domestic and Sexual Violence.
2. To uphold the Integrity of the organisation – in the fields of profile, partnerships, representation and performance.

Purpose of the job: 
• Provide emotional and practical support to women accessing EVA’s services
• Secure and maintain effective relationships with under-represented groups and their representatives
• Create pathways and effective working practices to reach under-represented groups
• Provide outreach support to the Supported Housing properties
• To effectively manage a small caseload of EVA’s service users including creating individual support packages

Main duties and responsibilities:
• Support the empowerment of the EVA clients and assist them in recognising the features and dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse present in their situation, and help them regain control of their lives
• Create and develop outreach strategies to ensure EVA services are available to under-represented groups in the community ( eg LGBTQ+, Asylum Seekers, Travellers, Women with disabilities, those with BME background)
• Create and develop outreach strategies that promote the range of EVA services across the target area
• Undertake regular support/supervision sessions with the Senior Worker
• Proactively promote EVA in the wider community
• Understand multi-agency partnership structures and work within a multi-agency setting.
• Ensure the organisation maintains accurate and confidential case management records and databases which contribute to the monitoring information for the service.
• Comply with data protection legislation, confidentiality and information sharing policy and procedures and all legislation connected to the work of EVA.
• Respect and value the diversity of the community in which the services works in, and recognise the needs and concerns of a diverse range of survivors ensuring the service is accessible to all. 
• Remain up-to-date and compliant with all organisational procedures policies and professional codes of conduct and uphold standards of best practice.
• Appropriately identify and assess the risks and needs of domestic and sexual violence victims using evidence based systems and protocols (MARAC/MAPPA). 
• Maintain close working relationships with relevant statutory and non- statutory agencies and take an active role to develop and implement relevant initiatives. 
• Maintain accurate and confidential case management records and databases and contribute to monitoring information for the service.
• Be available for ‘on call’ duties on a rota basis which will involve evening and weekend work, approximately one week in four – this is additional to the standard 20 hours per week and is paid at a daily rate
• Be prepared to undertake relevant training as required by the post
• Attend Staff Team Meetings on a regular basis, and other meetings with management as and when required

Support Worker Person Specification

Knowledge
You are required to:
• Have a good understanding of domestic and sexual abuse including the impact of domestic and sexual abuse on victims and their children.
• Have theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal justice remedies for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
• Understand child protection issues, and the legal responsibilities surrounding these issues.
• Understand the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
• Understand the remits and resources of relevant statutory bodies and voluntary agencies.
• Understand and be committed to equal opportunities and diversity issues in policy and practice.

Experience
You are required to have experience of:
• Working with vulnerable people.
• Managing a caseload.
• Working within a team
• Working within a multi-agency and legislative framework.
Having experience of one or more of the following will be a distinct advantage;
• Working in a Refuge or Supported Housing setting
• Providing outreach services
• Delivering presentations
• Facilitating new/pioneering projects

Skills : 
You are required to:
• Have strong crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations.
• Have computer literacy skills and have some experience of working with databases. 
• Have excellent communication, negotiation and advisory skills, both written and verbal when interacting with a range of agencies and individuals.
• Have excellent organisational skills
• Plan and complete own workload

Personal Qualities 
You will be required to:
• Be compassionate and empathetic with your client’s situation.
• Show initiative and be proactive when managing your case load and interacting with your clients and agencies you’re working with.
• Maintain personal and professional boundaries
• Act with integrity and respect when working with all clients, agencies and individuals.
• Work flexibly as part of a team.
• Be optimistic about the possibility of personal growth and change.

Additional Information

You MUST be a driver AND have access to a vehicle to apply for this post

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

There are no specific qualifications required for this post, however, as there will be a considerable amount of paperwork and computer work involved, a good standard or verbal and written English is essential

The above list is not exhaustive and other duties may be required including attending activities and events out of usual working hours, or other tasks in line with the services EVA provides

Support Worker (Programme Development and Delivery)

Job Description
Hours: 15 over two/three days. Hours will be flexible to suit the needs of women using the services of EVA. Some weekend and evening work will be necessary.
Salary: Salary - Scale 4, £17,161 - £19,126. (this is the full time equivalent)
Responsible to: Senior Worker (Supported Housing Team)

Context of the job:
To work within EVA Women’s Aid to develop and maintain the integrity of the organisation by adopting the following guiding principles:
• To promote and ensure best practice - for women and their families experiencing the effects of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
• To uphold the integrity of the organisation – in the fields of profile, partnerships, representation and performance.

Purposes of the job:
• To deliver a range of Programmes to service users, at a range of venues
• To develop, pilot, monitor, evaluate and facilitate the delivery of bespoke programmes exclusive to EVA Women’s Aid

Main duties and responsibilities:
• Engage with service users to encourage their participation in Programmes 
• Liaise with other agencies/individuals with a view to securing programme participants
• Contribute to the creation /development of new programmes, and facilitate these either as pilots or mainstream delivery
• Monitor attendance on programmes and follow up absences where appropriate
• Contribute to the programme evaluation process, liaising with the Programme Manager 
• Ensure all Programme paperwork is completed accurately and in timely fashion
• Complete initial assessments of need, reviewing during intervention and at close of contact
• Empower and enable women through the delivery of a range of programmes
• Ensure you maintain accurate and confidential case management records and databases which contribute to the monitoring information for the service
• Liaise with data management Staff regarding recording and presentation of information
• Provide the CEO with accurate, current statistical information as required, making suggestions for how these could be presented to ensure the best possible use
• Comply with data protection legislation, confidentiality and information sharing policy and procedures and all legislation connected to the work of EVA.
• Respect and value the diversity of the community in which EVA works, and recognise the needs and concerns of a diverse range of survivors ensuring the service is accessible to all
• Remain up-to-date and compliant with all organisational procedures policies and professional codes of conduct and uphold standards of best practice.
• Undertake regular support/supervision sessions with the Senior Worker
• Proactively promote EVA in the wider community
• Understand multi-agency partnership structures and work within a multi-agency setting
• Be prepared to undertake relevant training as required by the post
• Attend Staff Team Meetings on a regular basis, and other meetings with management as and when required

Person Specification

Knowledge - You are required to:
• Have a good understanding of domestic and sexual abuse including the impact of domestic and sexual abuse on victims and their families
• Understand adult safeguarding issues, and the legal responsibilities surrounding these issues.
• Understand the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic abuse
• Understand the remits and resources of relevant statutory bodies and voluntary agencies.
• Understand and be committed to equal opportunities and diversity issues in policy and practice.

Experience - You are required to have experience of:
• Working with vulnerable people
• Delivering group work and/or recognised Programmes
• Working within a team
• Working within a multi-agency and legislative framework
Experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse / sexual violence would be a distinct advantage, as would being a trained facilitator of the Freedom programme

Skills - You are required to:
• Have strong crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations
• Deliver groupwork sessions to a high standard following recognised frameworks
• Be able to respond to service user needs in a calm, logical and pro-social manner
• Have good computer literacy skills and experience of working with databases 
• Have excellent communication, negotiation and advisory skills, both written and verbal when interacting with a range of agencies and individuals
• Demonstrate excellent presentation skills
• Have proven organisational skills
• Plan and complete own workload

Personal Qualities - You will be required to:
• Be compassionate and empathetic with your client’s situation
• Show initiative and be proactive when managing your case load and interacting with service users and agencies
• Work flexibly as part of a Team
• Be optimistic about personal growth, change and adaptability 
• Maintain personal and professional boundaries
• Act with integrity and respect when working with clients, agencies and individuals

Additional Information

You MUST be a driver and have access to a vehicle to apply for this post

This role is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check.

There are no specific qualifications required for this post, however, as there will be a considerable amount of paperwork and computer work involved, a good standard or verbal and written English is essential. The above list is not exhaustive and other duties may be required including attending activities and events out of usual working hours, or other tasks in line with the services EVA provides.

Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description
Hours: 7.5hrs (possibly 15hrs depending on funding) Occasional weekend and evening work may be necessary
Salary: Salary - Scale 4 £17,161 - £19,126 (this is FTE)
Responsible to: Senior Worker

Context of the job:

To work within EVA Women’s Aid to develop and maintain the integrity of the organisation by adopting the following guiding principles:

1. To promote and ensure best practice - for women and their families experiencing the effects of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
2. To uphold the integrity of the organisation – in the fields of profile, partnerships, representation and performance.

Main duties and responsibilities:
• To recruit and manage EVA Volunteers 
• To ensure current and new Volunteers are trained to the required level
• To allocate tasks to volunteers as appropriate
• To ensure electronic records are kept up to date where appropriate
• To facilitate a Service User Focus Group with a view to this becoming a Volunteer role at the end of the project
• To explore the possibility of a Volunteer eventually becoming the Volunteer Coordinator
• To take a lead on establishing a Fundraising Calendar involving Volunteer participation 
• To attend Staff meetings and other meetings with Managers as required
• To attend training commensurate with the role and with the requirements of EVA Staff

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Eva's House
86 High Street
Redcar
TS10 3DL

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