Jobs at SDAS

Are you interested in working with victims and survivors of domestic abuse? We want to attract and recruit people who share our values and our commitment to deliver quality services to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

Southern Domestic Abuse Service is a leading provider of domestic abuse services in South East Hampshire. 

 

Support Worker (Outreach Specialist) Female* – Post SDAS69

Support Worker (Outreach Specialist) Female*  

37.5 hours per week

Salary: £21,121

Location: Portsmouth, but will be based at more than one site within the city

37.5 hours per week

Salary: £21,121.00 pa

Location: Portsmouth, but will be based at more than one site within the city

This is a rewarding vacancy within the Portsmouth Service, your duties will include:

  • To provide holistic support, advice and assistance to women, men and their families who have experienced domestic abuse or are at risk of domestic abuse.
  • To provide resettlement services when women and their children are moving on from refuge accommodation and to provide outreach services to victims and survivors of domestic abuse in the wider community.
  • To facilitate group work in the community, refuge and schools to victims/survivors to support them to move on from domestic abuse. Also to deliver preventative group work to increase awareness of domestic abuse and healthy relationships.

The work will focus on preventing domestic abuse by providing support and facilitating safe space for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, peer support networks in the community and supporting women and men to keep safe in and maintain their current or new accommodation.  The post-holder will work to empower and support all victims and survivors of domestic abuse to make positive choices.

The Portsmouth Service operates as one team, and all staff are responsible for taking referrals for refuge, outreach and group work, completing risk assessments, offering immediate support and advice to clients or people contacting the service, welcoming families into refuge and completing relevant paperwork, and ensuring the smooth running of the service. This will include providing cover when required for absent colleagues to ensure that the core functions of the service are delivered and responding to changing demand in service provision, e.g. a refuge based worker may be required to work with Outreach clients (and vice versa), deliver group work in the community, refuge or schools, deliver play sessions etc.

The Portsmouth Service is staffed 9am – 9pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am – 6pm Saturdays and Sundays. Staff work evenings and weekends on a rota basis, and provide an ‘on call’ service to deal with emergencies out of service hours.

Please click on links below for an application form, job description and person specification. Or telephone 02392 008329. Please specify the post name and number.

Closing date: Tuesday 6th November 2018 at 9am

Please note we will recruit the first suitable applicants, so apply early as we may close earlier.

Interviews: Wednesday 14th November 2018

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.

*This post is exempt under schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010

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Testimonials

  • "I have found the support from Southern Domestic Abuse Service life saving for me. Without the support I couldn't imagine how my family and I could have moved on with our lives. I am eternally grateful for all your support both emotionally and advisory. I have gained so much more self worth from your help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." Sandra

  • "I have found the support from Southern Domestic Abuse Service life saving for me. Without the support I couldn't imagine how my family and I could have moved on with our lives. I am eternally grateful for all your support both emotionally and advisory. I have gained so much more self worth from your help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." Kerrie

  • "From the circumstances I left behind, I have felt safe living in this house. I have had good times and bad, but I am really grateful for all of your help, you have provided me with. Thank you." Ruth

  • "Thank you SDAS for teaching me how to play the game. I am back in control of my life and my self esteem." Donna