Job Vacancy – Fortalice – Project Worker – Outreach Adults

Job Title: Project Worker – Outreach Adults
Salary/ Rate: £11.22 per hour
Location: Bolton
Closing Date: Friday 5th November 2021
Hours: 20 hours

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.

Project Worker – Outreach Adults

Temporary contract for 6 months with the possibility to extend subject to successful funding

20 hours

£11.22 per hour

Due to increased funding opportunities, Fortalice have the opportunity to recruit a Project Worker to work with the Outreach Adults Team. The post involves providing support, information and guidance to clients at their first contact with the organisation.

Purpose of the role:

· To work with victims of domestic abuse at their first point of contact to the organisation

· Provide one to one support, advice and information for victims who may be experiencing domestic abuse and contact Fortalice either in person, by telephone, email or our live web chat

· To undertake one to one advice and guidance sessions, completing risk assessments and safety planning to minimise risk

· To monitor and respond to enquiries made on Fortalice’s live web chat

Key skills:

· Excellent knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on victims and their children

· Experience of completing risk assessments and safety planning

· Experience of managing crisis calls from clients in a vulnerable or distressed state

· A sound understanding of partnership working within Bolton and the ability to make appropriate referrals to support victims and their children

How to apply and other information

· 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

· The posts 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 a post, please request an application pack by email jobs@fortalice.co.uk. The closing date for applications to be returned is midday on Friday 5th November 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

· Interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 15th November 2021

· Please note we do not accept CV’s

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