Job Vacancy – Fortalice – Refuge Support Worker

Job Title: Refuge Support Worker
Salary/ Rate: £9.92 per hour – increasing to £10.52 after the successful completion of the probationary period
Location: Greater Manchester
Closing Date: Midnight 24th October, 20201
Hours: Contracted up to 16 hours per week

Background Information

Fortalice was established in 1977 to provide emergency accommodation and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse within their own homes.

The organisation has expanded over the past years and now provides a wide range of services for women, families, children and young people within both the Refuge and the Outreach Support Centre. The ethos of Fortalice in relation to support is to focus on self-help, promoting self-esteem, confidence and independence to enable women to break free from abusive relationships and reduce the chance of re-victimisation thus moving on to a self-sustaining, independent life.

Refuge Support Worker

Contracted up to 16 hours

Various hours including Saturdays 1.30pm – 9.30pm and one/two twilight shifts

£9.92 per hour – increasing to £10.52 after the successful completion of the probationary period

We are currently aiming to recruit a dynamic and motivated Bank Refuge Support Worker to join our highly experienced team. The post will involve various duties to meet the needs of the organisation.

· The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check due to the nature of the work undertaken by the organisation

· A current valid driving licence and the ability to provide a suitable vehicle for work with insurance cover for business use is essential · To apply for the post, please request an application pack by email The closing date for applications to be returned is Midnight on Sunday 24th October 2021. Please note that any completed applications received after this date will not be considered. If you do not receive a response within five working days from the closing date, then you have not been selected for interview

· We will be looking to hold interviews on the week commencing Monday 1st November 2021

· Women only applicants can apply for the post as this is an occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act under section 7.2e of the Equality Act 2010

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