Job title: Outreach Advocate (Multiple Support)

Organisation: Advance

Website: https://www.advancecharity.org.uk/

Closing date: 27th June 2021

Job description: WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED OUTREACH WORKER TO JOIN OUR WHOLE HOUSING TEAM AND PROVIDE SUPPORT ACROSS WESTMINSTER

Job Title: Outreach Advocate (Multiple Support)

Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 per annum dependent on experience

Working Hours: 35 hours per week Work

Location: Based at the Advance Head Office in Hammersmith with outreach work across Westminster

Contract: Fixed term until 31st March 2022

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community.

The role: The Outreach Advocacy position is part of the Whole Housing Approach project between Advance, Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse (STADA) and the local authority. The project aims to improve housing pathways for street homeless women in Westminster with multiple and complex needs, who are experiencing domestic abuse. The purpose of the Outreach Advocate role is to work directly with domestic abuse survivors with multiple and complex needs, coordinate the response agencies involved to efficiently address risks, meet multiple needs, ensure short- and long-term safety and secure future stability.

What you will bring: As an experienced domestic violence advocate who has worked with complex and multiple needs, the post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information daily. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, of supporting women involved with complex needs, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.

In short, you will have:

• A thorough understanding of violence against women and girls with a particular focus on domestic violence (physical, emotional and sexual violence, so-called ‘honour- based violence’, forced marriage and FGM).

• An excellent understanding of the social care system, complex needs and relevant legislation with particular regard to welfare rights, housing, homelessness and criminal and civil options, matrimonial and children.

• A thorough understanding of challenges involved in providing support to survivors of domestic abuse with multiple needs enduring mental health needs, physical health needs, alcohol dependency and substance dependency.

• An understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerably housed people, and the difficulties they experience in accessing services.

Location: Hammersmith

Type: Full time

Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 per annum

How to apply: For the full job description, the benefits of working for Advance and guidance on how to apply please visit our website on: https://www.advancecharity.org.uk/job/outreach-advocate-multiple-support-2/