Salary: £24,408 per annum, rising to £25,104 per annum after 1 year and successful probation
Job Title: Case Worker (Female Only) – Domestic Abuse
Reporting to: Senior IDVA
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Interview Date: 06 March 2023
About the Service/Department
Hestia’s Domestic Abuse Service in Harrow provides an integrated service for survivors of domestic abuse who at high, medium and standard risk. This is delivered through MARAC Coordination, Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA), Medium Risk Safety Planning and Floating Support. Hestia also provides refuge accommodation within the borough for women and their children from across the UK who are fleeing domestic abuse.
About the role
Working closely with the IDVAs, MARAC and Floating Support Worker to provide time limited case work to survivors of domestic abuse who have been assessed as standard or medium risk And through effective assessment, safety and support planning, minimise the occurrence of survivor risk escalating to high.
Some other main responsibilities of the role include:
- Undertake safety planning ensuring immediate safety of survivors.
- To manage own caseload including prioritising cases where required.
- To provide a non-judgemental service ensuring that survivors are leading their support.
- Understanding of the dynamics of VAWG/Domestic Abuse
- Ability to identify and appropriately support survivors to manage risk
- Experience of effective assessment and support planning
- Ability to work within a team of domestic abuse professionals to achieve the best outcomes for survivors
- Up to date knowledge of housing, criminal, civil and welfare rights legislation relating to domestic abuse or other elements of VAWG strands
- Ability to manage own case load, working under pressure and proactively
- Willingness to take responsibility for personal development
- Computer literate with the ability to use electronic case work management systems to accurately record data
- A strong sense of accountability
- A commitment to ensuring service delivery is co-produced
- A high standard of written and spoken English and ability to produce professional documents
- Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately
- Schedule 9 (1a) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this position – (Only Female applicants please).
Please see the attached documents for the full job description and more information about Hestia.
What Hestia offers
- Holiday allowance of 25days/195hours per annum plus 8days/62.4hours public holidays (pro rata)
- Company Pension
- Learning and Development Opportunities (including career progression opportunities across our services and departments, a full 9 month induction providing an understanding of The Hestia Approach and all Hestia’s practices and policies to support your career in Hestia and if applicable, a foundation knowledge to attain a Skills for Care Certificate)
- Hestia Rewards exclusive membership (Hestia Rewards is our staff wellbeing and benefits scheme which provides access to fantastic retail discounts, gym membership discounts, recognise a colleague eCards etc.)
- Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools including our Employee Assistance Programme, Flexible working (including holiday trading and TOIL) and some roles include Clinical Supervision
- Other benefits such as Eye care vouchers, Travel/Season Ticket Loans and Cycle to work scheme (with up to 40% savings on a new bike).
- If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.
Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.
Hestia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people who are potentially at risk, and we therefore expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. We require all staff to undertake internal and external safeguarding training throughout their employment with Hestia.
If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.
This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.
We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.
We welcome application from individuals from all backgrounds, but particularly encourage applications from individuals from Black heritage or Brown (Asian) heritage backgrounds, due to identified underrepresented of these groups at our senior operational levels.
Guaranteed interview scheme
Hestia operates a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities (including long term health conditions) who meet the minimum criteria for this role.
How to apply
Please click apply at the top of the vacancy page to begin your application.