Administration

Group and Peer Support Facilitator

Full Time Permanent

South Wales Jobs

An exciting job opportunity at our prestigious client for someone who is dynamic,
inquisitive, has a passion for rights, diversity and inclusion.

Our client is an equality organisation which exists to eradicate violence against women and girls and to support survivors. They recognise that ending violence and abuse takes a whole society approach to social change, and it needs you to help us achieve this.

The post-holder is expected to work 35 hours, flexibly between 9am-7pm Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends.

Main Duties:

* Work within the group work team to deliver a high quality and diverse programme of support to victims/survivors of VAWDASV
* Coordinate and deliver existing groups: Phoenix, Own My Life, Peer Support and Safe Spaces Café
* Carry out assessments for service users before beginning group work to establish need and requirements, signposting to other services when required
* Recruit survivors to appropriate group work interventions
* Provide emotional support and support the empowerment of the client and assist them in recognising the features and dynamics of domestic abuse present in their situation and help them regain control of their lives
* Carry out regular monitoring and evaluations of the groups and assist with the development and diversification of groups to account for demographics and need, e.g., for older women, women with substance misuse, specialist groups for BAME women, sexual violence, etc.
* Where need is identified, develop new group work initiatives to support survivors
* Work with colleagues to recruit, induct and train volunteers to support group work projects
* Support survivors to become peer leaders and to develop their group facilitation skills.
* Work with colleagues to develop additional survivor support mechanisms, such as the survivor forum and other survivor engagement opportunities
* Support colleagues across the aftercare and recovery team
* Attend any necessary technical training to ensure up to date knowledge in all areas of VAWDASV services and legislation
* Any associated administration

Benefits:

* Generous Annual Leave Package Totalling 33 Days (Inclusive of Bank Holidays)
* Pension
* Life Assurance
* Employee Assistance Program – That Supports Your Health and Wellbeing at Home and at Work
* Flexi Working
* Paid Company Sick Pay & Emergency Dependent Leave
* Living Wage Employer
* Bike to work scheme, among other benefits.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment

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