Black Minority Ethnic (BME) Domestic Abuse Community Worker

£23,398 - £24,946 pro rata
18.5 hours per week
Quote ref: BMEC 08/17/02

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RISE is excited to be recruiting a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Domestic Abuse Community worker as part of their Big Lottery Community Engagement & Building Project. This role will engage and work with BME communities across Brighton & Hove to raise awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) issues and to increase identification. The post holder will use their creativity and flexibility to engage with these communities in new and innovative ways around the issues of DVA – for example introducing activity sessions that appeal to particular groups to enhance engagement and opportunity for discussion.

As well as building capacity in the community to talk about and identify DVA; the Community worker will ensure the project stream is fully accessible to all members of the BME communities by ensuring all compounding issues such as language barriers and culture needs are addressed. The Community Worker will also have knowledge of, address and raise awareness around culturally specific issues with the communities such as Honour-based violence, forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.

The Community Worker will carry out casework in the community; providing risk assessment, safety planning and on-going casework to women who have experience DVA from BME communities. They will work with community groups to co-produce and adapt the casework model to suit the needs of the BME communities. They will also harness the voice of the BME service user and build capacity in BME community groups to identify Community Connectors and subsequent sessional workers.

The successful candidate will be a BME identified woman with appropriate knowledge and experience of working with a diverse range of individuals and community groups.

This post is part-time 18.5 hours, however, there are two other part-time posts which applicants can also apply for to make up a full-time post.  These are:

Domestic & Sexual Violence Caseworker – BME Lead - 18.5 hours per week

Domestic and Sexual Violence Caseworker – 18.5 hours Fixed Term for 12 months

CLOSING DATE:                  29 August 2017

INTERVIEWS:                     12 & 14 September 2017

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.

RISE is committed to following Equality and Diversity and safer recruitment practices.

To Apply

Please download and read the Application Pack and the Application Form, then complete the Application Form and upload it using the form below. Alternatively, it can be emailed to our recruitment email (see pack).

For any queries please email us using the form on the Contact Us page, quoting the reference number and job title on your email.

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