Job Vacancy – Saheli Women’s Refuge Worker

Job Title: Refuge Worker (re-advertisment)
Salary/ Rate:
£20,106 (pro-rata) Actual £10,053
Location:
Manchester
Closing Date:
9am, 31st January 2022
Hours:
17.5 hours per week (some weekend and evening work required)

Saheli supports women and children experiencing domestic abuse, from Black Asian and Minority communities. Saheli (meaning friend) is committed to creating a safe space, providing culturally sensitive support, language assistance and a voice and identity to Black and Minoritised women facing violence in their lives.

Job Purpose:

To support Asian women and their children fleeing domestic abuse at our Refuges.

Responsibilities:

Working with Black, Asian and Minoritised women and their children fleeing domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based violence including migrant women with no recourse to public funds within the refuge provision by:

  • Providing emotional and practical support
  • Running activities
  • Provide telephone advice and support via Saheli`s Helpline
  • Joint working with other organisations (statutory and voluntary)
  • Office administration
  • Weekly Key Working sessions
  • Risk assessment plans
  • Housing management support
  • Providing support in moving on from the refuge into local authority/private housing

Skills, Abilities and Qualities:

  • Strong connection to the work with vulnerable BAMER women
  • Demonstrate ability to be non-judgmental
  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Display good listening skills
  • Bilingual
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good Observation Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to travel to the various locations when attending meetings and supporting service users
  • Evening and weekend work when required

We offer:

  • Employer’s contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days of annual leave (pro-rata)
  • 24/7 Employee Assist programme

If you would like more information or an application pack please email ann@saheli.org.uk. You must complete an application form – CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date: 9am, 31st January 2022

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check. Saheli is an equal opportunities employer.

PLEASE NOTE:

This post is open to women who define themselves as BME. It is exempt under the following acts: Genuine Occupational Requirement in accordance with the Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (Section 4A) and the sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Amended) (Section 7).

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