Women’s Aid is a women only organisation and the lawful recruitment of a female for the post falls within the exemption stated in Article 10 (2b&4e) of the Sex Discrimination (NI) Order 1976.

Internal Post (Only staff & volunteers within Women’s Aid ABCLN may apply)

AS AND WHEN REQUIRED” SUPPORT WORKER

Job Description

Responsible to: Accommodation Manager/Floating Support Manager
Location: As required

Women’s Aid is a charitable organisation which provides information, support and temporary refuge accommodation to women and their children who have experienced domestic violence.

The Support Worker is part of a team of paid staff and volunteers. Working as part of the support team is a rewarding and satisfying experience; however, the work demands energy, enthusiasm and a high level of commitment.

As and When Required Workers are people who can be called upon giving little notice to provide cover and continuity to projects where vacancies/ absences occur eg to cover sick leave/ annual leave.

This is not a permanent post as it is dependant on funding and workers will be called on “as and when required”.

The As and When Support Worker is employed to work in conjunction with the other workers in the following areas in line with the five aims of Women’s Aid.

Supporting Women and Children:
(a) To identify and respond to the needs of families through –
 exploring and discussing options available;
 offering relevant information which will assist women to make informed choices and to be self-determining;
 supporting women in their informed choices;
 assisting women to access other help and support when needed
(b) To give practical support and assistance to families.
(c) To assist women to access community-based services both from within Women’s Aid or from other agencies/ groups.
(d) To work within the self-help and empowerment philosophy of Women’s Aid: –
 to work collaboratively with women resident in the accommodation services to create a communal living environment which promotes equality, choice, respect and understanding for all;
 to work within the stated guidelines and boundaries which are informed by Women’s Aid policies and procedures.

Mission Statement & Aims of Women’s Aid
Recruitment Information Letter
As & When Support Worker Job Description
As & When Support Worker Person Specification
Internal Trawl Application Form As & When Support Worker

Closing date: 27th August 2019 at 5.00pm