Homelessness Outreach 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 team: Our women’s justice services support women in the criminal justice system, women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and women who may struggle with mental health issues or drugs and alcohol.
We offer a range of help including emotional and practical support, including one to one risk and needs assessments, trauma-informed program sessions, like skills and finding safe accommodation.
We support women to cope with difficult circumstances and plan a safer future.
Job Role Job Title: Homelessness Outreach WorkerPosition available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), based across the Black CountrySalary: £24,065 - £25,508.90Closing date: 1st April 2022All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.
Is this you? We are looking for someone with enthusiasm for supporting homeless women who suffer from multiple disadvantage and are experienced in providing wrap-around support for homeless women where multi-agency working is key.
Experience of holding an active caseload is important along with knowledge of case management systems.
The Role: The Homelessness Outreach Worker will provide assertive outreach support for women aged 18 and over, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
They will work across the Black Country to identify vulnerable women and provide effective support to address their homelessness.
This support will include daytime community outreach and co-location with partnership agencies to offer an integrated approach to supporting vulnerable women.
A large part of the role will consist of evening/nighttime outreach work, travelling to ‘hotspot’ areas for homelessness/sex work, and winter night shelters.
If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition 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 Disclosure and Barring Service 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.
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 UKUnder 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 candidates documents will be destroyed confidentially.
You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.
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
All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.
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.