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Black Country Women’s Aid
Let us introduce ourselves…
Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking. Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions. All services are client and needs led.
The Domestic Abuse Accommodation service:
Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) provides 24-hour emergency accommodation for victims of domestic violence and abuse in need of temporary safe accommodation. The service manages and provides 41 units of accommodation in various locations of the Black Country, ranging from houses in multiple occupation, individual flats and houses, as well as group schemes. The dedicated team provides bespoke, client-led support to empower survivors of abuse to gain confidence and make informed choices.
Job Title: Empowerment and Engagement Coordinator
Positions available: 1 full-time position, flexible shift basis; 9 am – 5 pm; 3 days a week, including one weekend day per month, 10 am – 6 pm; 2 days a week. This role is fixed term until March 2022.
Closing date: This advert will close once sufficient applications have been received.
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams
Is this you?
We are looking for a confident and creative individual to undertake our brand new Empowerment and Engagement Coordinator role. The post holder will develop and coordinate various psycho-educational and recreational activities to engage clients, enhancing their support network and empowering them to move forward with their lives.
You will develop and facilitate a range of engagement activities to strengthen the culture and community at the refuge, thereby strengthening a family’s feelings of safety and security upon arrival. Activities will range from ad-hoc/informal to organised, recreational, educational, psychosocial and leisure activities and events carried out with residents and their children. You will also support clients to develop independent living skills, enabling them to transition into their own accommodation and avoid social isolation.
If you are ambitious, outgoing and hardworking, we would love to hear from you.
Important information for all positions
Black Country Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.
Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. The post holder must be female.
BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.
Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website. Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.
You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.
Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.