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Develop your potential with The Haven Wolverhampton

The Haven Wolverhampton is a local charity established in 1973 dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to women and children who are homeless, experiencing domestic violence and young girls who may be homeless for various reasons such as family breakdown. Our reputation is built upon our values, passion and commitment to enable women and their children to live safe, healthy, active and fulfilling lives. Applications are invited for the following post from women who have a strong commitment to working with women and children.

 

 

Therapeutic Worker Children and Young People 0 - 8yrs

Therapeutic Worker Children and Young People 9 - 18yrs

£19,095 pro rata
25 hours per week

Temporary 3 year contract

 

These posts as funded through Children in Need

 

As a Therapeutic Worker you will lead on the provision of targeted therapeutic support to Children and Young People and families using the ‘Change that Lasts’ model to deliver support and change that is effective for all the vulnerable Children and Young People according to their individual need. You will plan and deliver quality sessions within a safe environment, ensuring adequate supervision, for children and young people affected by domestic violence. You will help develop Children and Young People centred services, utilising agencies within the community, to contribute to the wellbeing of the children.

To be successful in either of these roles you will hold a recognised therapeutic qualification and a qualification in working with Children and Young People, have considerable experience engaging with Children and Young People who are vulnerable and hard to reach and have sound knowledge in group and one to one therapeutic interventions and be qualified to deliver a varied range of therapeutic and tailored interventions that is designed for various age groups and family sessions within The Haven Wolverhampton’s services. You will have experience in using a variety of assessment tools to measure the differences made in the Child or Young Person’s journey in line with The Haven’s data and Children In Need project outcomes.

In addition, you will have experience and competency in supporting staff, volunteers and social work students in setting up additional services beneficial to Children and Young People’s needs in a residential setting. You will lead on the preparation of reports case studies and data information in line with Children In Need project outcomes and work plan. You will also have the ability to use own initiatives and lead on service provision for Children and Young People.

Ideally you will have knowledge and experience of partnership working with key organisation (Health, Education and Social Care /Safeguarding, Early Help Arrangements) in particular domestic abuse and homelessness. You will have sound knowledge of service available in the City of Wolverhampton to support the holistic needs of vulnerable Children and Young People.

Job Description and Person Specification (0 - 8 years)

Job Description and Person Specification (9 - 18 Years)

Application Form

Closing date: 15 February 2017 at 12.00 noon
Interview Date: week commencing 27 February 2017

Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  

 

 

Sessional Family Support Worker

£7.20 per hour

 

As a Family Support Worker you will take a whole family approach you will provide immediate and ongoing support within accommodation services for women, children and young people escaping from domestic violence, homelessness and abuse on an as and when needed basis.  You will ensure a safe and secure environment through Personal Support Planning and respond appropriately to the needs of the women and children, enabling them to make informed choices leading to resettlement. 

 

You will have experience of working with women within a refuge setting and completing assessment tools. You will have knowledge of the support needs and support planning of women and children experiencing violence abuse along with knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrate ability to be able to work effectively and supportively as part of a team are requirements of the role.

Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  

 

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Sessional Outreach Family Support Worker

£7.20 per hour

 

As an Outreach Family Support Worker you will take a whole family approach to providing immediate and ongoing support within Intervention Support services for women, children and young people escaping from domestic violence and abuse on an as and when needed basis.  You will ensure a safe and secure environment through Personal Support Planning and respond appropriately to the needs of the women and children, enabling them to make informed choices leading to resettlement. 

You will have minimum one years’ experience of working with survivors of domestic violence and abuse. You will have experience of working with women within a community setting and completing assessment tools. You will have knowledge of the support needs and support planning of women and children experiencing violence abuse along with knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrate ability to be able to work effectively and supportively as part of a team are requirements of the role.

 

Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  

 

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Sessional ICT Support

£7.20 per hour

 

You will support the ICT Technician on an as and when needed basis with delivering ICT maintenance and support within The Haven’s desktop computing environment. This will including installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining and upgrading all PC hardware and equipment to ensure optimal workstation performance. The person will also troubleshoot problem areas (in person, by telephone, or via email), and provide end-user assistance where required, ICT records/licences keeping and purchasing of equipment and services.

 

You will have a GCSE in ICT or equivalent ICT related qualification and have some previous experience of all aspects of ICT support from install, configuring, updating to repairing ICT equipment. With some experiencing of maintaining IT networks and communication networks and a working knowledge of MS Office applications. Access to transport is essential as this role will require travelling across all of The Haven’s Refuges in various locations across the City.

 

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Sessional Maintenance Worker

£7.20 per hour

 

We are looking for a Maintenance Worker to join us on a sessional basis for our busy periods. As a valued member of the Maintenance Team you will support the delivery of a high quality customer focused concierge handy-man service. You will be required to carry out maintenance checks, minor repairs to fixtures and fittings and ground maintenance across our refuge accommodation. Tasks will include minor carpentry and plumbing works, painting, light bulb changing and attending to safety hazards.

 

You will have good communication skills, work independently and as part of a team and be able to work under pressure.

 

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All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer. This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427

 

 
 

 Voluntary Positions

The Haven Wolverhampton is looking for committed and reliable volunteers to help support the various different service areas within our organisation. For the latest volunteering opportunities please visit the volunteering page.

 

The Haven Wolverhampton Advisory Board Member (voluntary role)

The Haven Wolverhampton is recruiting members for key roles in the development of the organisation.
We are looking for:
10 Advisory Board members who are survivors of Domestic Abuse and will have responsibility for
supporting the development of our strategic direction and priorities and for representing the voice of Domestic Abuse Survivors in consultation events, in design of services during commissioning process and helping improve quality processes
Joining The Haven Wolverhampton Advisory Board will give you a great opportunity to help make a real
difference to delivering service improvements and benefits for communities across Wolverhampton.
 
 

For an informal discussion about the position please contact us on 01902 904677 or by email info@havenrefuge.org.uk

 

For queries relating to volunteering please call Marta on 01902 904677 or email martar@havenrefuge.org.uk.  Alternatively an application form can be downloaded by clicking here.

Applicants are asked not to call our 24 Hour Helpline as this may prevent a woman in crisis from accessing our services.

  • Under the Care Standards Act 2000, people appointed to the above posts must apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. Successful applications will be advised on how to apply for disclosure.
  • Due to the nature of our work, section 7(2) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies. Therefore applications from female candidates only will be considered, unless stated otherwise.
  • The Haven is committed to Equal Opportunities and we positively welcome applications from women, regardless of their racial, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexuality or responsibility for dependants.

 

 

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