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Housing First Support Worker 35 hours Job Ref: HFSW-1

This postition has beeen filled.

WAEML provides information, support and accommodation to women (including trans-women), children and young people who have been subjected to domestic abuse. If you can commit to upholding the rights of women, children and young people, this may be the job for you.

Housing First Support Worker 35 hours Job Ref: HFSW-1

This post attracts a Salary up to £26,236 per annum

(Salary scale:  £23,947 to £26,236 per annum)

We have 2 x full time (35 hours per week) vacancies for an experienced support worker within our team on an exciting new project in partnership with East Lothian Council and East Lothian Housing Association.  The postholder will provide intensive housing support work to women subjected to domestic abuse who are also dealing with addiction and/or mental ill health.  We are looking for enthusiastic feminists who share our core values.  You will be expected to demonstrate a gender-based and trauma-informed approach to service delivery and will be expected to take a multi-agency approach to your work. 

Candidates ideally have a minimum of 2 years work experience within the violence against women or housing/homelessness field. Membership of the PVG scheme is an essential requirement and you should be qualified to meet requirements of SSSC Housing Support Worker registration.

This post is available on a fixed term until 31st March 2023, extension of this role will be reliant on securing continued funding.

Travel across East Lothian and Midlothian is required therefore a full current driving licence and constant access to a car is essential.

In return you can expect:

  • A comprehensive induction process
  • A commitment to your professional training and development
  • Access to employee benefits, optical cover, dental cover, counselling services and more*
  • Access to cycle to work scheme
  • Family friendly work environment
  • Excellent working conditions and ongoing support
  • 5% contribution to workplace pension scheme
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working, including job share

WAEML positively welcomes applicants from within all sections of the community although are except under Schedule 9(Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 and therefore only women need apply.  We would particularly welcome bilingual applicants.

Closing date for all applicants is 5pm on Thursday 15th July 2021, Interviews will take place on Zoom on either 22nd or 23rd July.

Request an application pack from Nancy Ross on 0131 561 5804 or down load below: