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Senior Support Worker

Senior Support Worker

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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    Up to £28000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Hannah Welfoot

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Yolk Recruitment Public Sector and Not-for-Profit is proud to be working with a Charity that provides needs-based support and a place of safety for all women and children experiencing and at-risk of gender-based violence. They work alongside survivors to create change, raising awareness of the causes and consequences of violence against women and girls.

The Opportunity:

This Charity provides a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic and sexual abuse and wider VAWDASV issues who are residing in their accommodation, delivering a range of crisis intervention, early intervention and prevention work, intensive support, and accommodation-based support. They are looking to appoint a Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advisor who has a passion for rights, diversity and inclusion and wants to fight alongside those who may not have a voice.


  • Predominantly working in the adult team but working across all support services to provide advice and guidance to staff as needed.
  • Complete file audits to ensure best practice and high quality work is undertaken.
  • Complete case reviews with staff to provide coaching and encourage reflective practice and feeding back to team manager.
  • Hold complex and diverse case loads.
  • Provide specialist advice and guidance to external agencies in line with company policy and relevant legislation.
  • Develop and deliver training internally and externally.
  • Ensure risk is identified and safety and support and plans reflect the needs and wishes of the individuals accessing the support.
  • Prioritise cases and provide proactive, short to medium term crisis intervention service through individual safety, support and recovery planning.
  • Advocate for service users with agencies who can help to address the domestic abuse and provide information in relation to legal options, education, housing, health, finance, education, support services such as adult services, children's services and health visitors.
  • Manage a caseload ensuring each client receives the trauma informed needs led, risk assessed service individual to their needs.


  • This is a full-time role, 35 hours per week, between the hours of 9am to 7pm (on a rota basis).
  • You will also be part of the on-call service and staff are asked to work flexibly on occasions to meet the needs of women and children.


  • Have a good understanding of domestic and sexual abuse/violence and the impact on children and young people.
  • Understand child protection issues, how to respond to effectively safeguard and the legal responsibilities surrounding those issues.
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic violence/abuse and their children.
  • Experience of working with women and children who have experienced VAWDASV
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency and legislative framework.
  • Hold a "Safe Lives" IDVA training Certificate, or a QCF qualification.


  • Generous Annual Leave Package Totalling 33 Days (Inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Life Assurance.
  • Employee Assistance Program - That Supports Your Health and Wellbeing at Home and at Work.
  • Flexi Working.
  • Paid Company Sick Pay & Emergency Dependent Leave.
  • Living Wage Employer.
  • Bike to work scheme, among other benefits.

If you think this one's for you:

Please contact Hannah Welfoot at Yolk Recruitment: 07458 143 279

Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit team works with organisations across the UK to fulfil their recruitment needs and to achieve their D&I objectives. We recruit temporary, contract and permanent hires for 1 off specialist needs or for volume campaigns. We support our applicants to navigate the public sector recruitment processes and secure their dream jobs.

Yolk Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our workforce. We employ the best people for the job at hand and actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, educational background, parental status, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. We champion and celebrate diversity at Yolk allowing our team to bring their whole selves to work.

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