Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid, Closing date: 15 July

To plan and implement high quality support and advocacy services for women affected by domestic violence who are deemed as being high risk. To work within a multi-agency framework to ensure the safety of women is prioritised.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support work:

  • To recognise women and children’s individual needs, providing a short to medium term service to meet those needs
  • To support the empowerment of the service user and facilitate their understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence
  • To carry out risk assessment and safety planning with women
  • To promote women’s safety within multi-agency arenas such as MARAC and Drive meetings
  • To work with women to access services to help keep them and their children safe
  • To facilitate access to BSWA and its services
  • To devise and implement appropriate and safe methods of communication with women and children, in agreement with your line manager

Development

  • 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 service
  • To promote awareness of the impact of domestic violence on women and children and BSWA services
  • To participate in multi agency work as agreed with your line manager


Administration:

  • To work within BSWA’s administrative and financial systems
  • To ensure that clear and accurate records are kept for all service users
  • To ensure that Health and Safety records are kept up to date
  • To produce monthly reports for your line manager
  • To monitor and evaluate the MARAC IDVA and Drive Service, via various methods including feedback from service users and produce statistical information


Communication:

To ensure that all staff team members are aware of any matters that are relevant to the welfare and security of the project, staff, volunteers and service users by:


a) Maintaining BSWA communication records
b) Following safety procedures
c) Attending team meetings
d) Carrying out risk assessments in conjunction with your line manager

 To attend in-house training
 To identify and attend training and conferences relevant to the post, in agreement with your line manager
 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 process

General:

 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 and local multi-agency child and adult safeguarding procedures.
 To work within BSWA’s framework for equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
 To undertake any other duties required by BSWA, which may arise and commensurate with the post

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.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 15th July at 12 noon.  Interviews will take place week commencing 1st August.