Lead Worker BSWA, Closing Date: 24 August Part time 30 hours - To deliver tailored, holistic support to women affected by violence and abuse and living in the community, including practical and emotional support to increase women’s and children’s safety and meet identified needs. To deliver tailored, holistic support to women affected by violence and abuse and living in the community, including practical and emotional support to increase women’s and children’s safety and meet identified needs. Duties and ResponsibilitiesSupport work: To work with women to identify their, and their children’s, support needs and incorporate these into women’s individual support plans To assess risk and to safety plan with women, reviewing assessments and risks regularly To devise and implement appropriate methods of communication with women and children, in agreement with your line manager To provide practical support on a range of issues including housing, benefits, legal matters, and emotional support to enable women’s recovery from their experiences of abuse. To work alongside colleagues at BSWA’s Home Options Hub to provide advice and support to women around housing options and develop individual housing action plans with women To support women through their resettlement process where relevant To facilitate access to BSWA and its services and to refer and signpost into specialist statutory and community services where necessary to help meet needs To encourage the development of safe and appropriate support networks within the community To work within the monitoring and evaluation procedures for the project including encouraging feedback from service users and producing statistical informationDevelopment: To identify and develop support strategies to meet the needs of women and children seeking support To keep up to date with current legislative changes for dissemination within staff team, and for use when working with women and children around their rights. To identify and make links with existing projects and community services and to develop joint services where appropriate To keep abreast of issues regarding domestic violence on a national and local level with particular reference to those that may affect the work of the Project To participate in multi agency work as agreed with your line manager To promote awareness of the impact of domestic violence on women and children and BSWA servicesAdministration: To work within BSWA’s administrative and financial systems To ensure that adequate records are kept for all service users and relevant monitoring data collected and recorded To ensure that Health and Safety records are kept up to date To produce monthly reports for your line managerCommunication: To ensure that all staff team members are aware of any matters that are relevant to the welfare and security of the refuges, staff, volunteers and service users by:a) Maintaining BSWA communication records b) Following safety proceduresc) Attending team meetingsd) Carrying out risk assessments in conjunction with your line manager To attend in-house training To attend support and supervision sessions with your line manager To develop a professional working relationship with external agencies Feedback relevant issues from external meetings/ training to the staff and management teams as appropriate To be involved in the Annual Review processGeneral: To maintain the confidentiality of the women and children using the service and in all matters relating to the organisation To offer an equal service to all women and children regardless of age, class, culture, language, race, religion and sexual orientation To work within BSWA policies and procedures and demonstrate a commitment to the values and ethos of BSWA To work within BSWA’s framework for equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice To adhere to Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, and Adult Safeguarding procedures throughout To undertake any other duties required by BSWA, which may arise and commensurate with the postThe closing date for receipt of completed applications for the above vacancies is Wednesday 24th August at 12 noon. Interviews will take place week commencing 5th September. If you are interested please download a recruitment pack from www.bswaid.org and return completed forms to: Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid, Central Administration, Ryland House, 44-48 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AA or email to [email protected]. Large print documents are available on request.