Bilingual domestic abuse worker About Opoka Opoka is a specialist service working to stop domestic violence against women and children in the Polish community our aims to help create a world free of domestic violence against Polish women and their children where women feel safe, secure and can engage and participate in society. The role Part-time: 16 hours a week from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Contract: Permanent Salary: £11 per hour As a Domestic Abuse Worker, you will work with Polish women and others professionals to develop and to deliver a range of effective interventions to ensure that the whole family is safe and supported. About You You will co-produce full risk assessments with the client and ensure their needs and circumstances are reflected within all safety and support plans. You will provide 1:1 support to enable the client to understand the impact of DV&A You will work with mothers to improve their parenting capacity, increase health and wellbeing, develop strengths, confidence and abilities to support living their life in a positive and safe way You will work closely with other professionals and local community groups and be the named contact for the client. You are available to work minimum of 16 hours per week from 9 to 5 pm You will also be required to take part in an on-call duty rota which may require to answer the helpline calls on some evenings and weekends. The post requires the post holder to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes. Due to the remit of this work a satisfactory DBS is essential. Essential Requirements 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. The ideal domestic abuse worker will have: Health & Social Care qualification or equivalent to NVQ level 3 or equivalent work level experience Experience supporting women and children who have been subject to domestic violence and abuse on 1;1 or group work basis Experience and knowledge of safeguarding adults and children Experience of completing and building on strengths, needs and risk assessments Experience of responding calmly and effectively to people in crisis or emergency Understanding of domestic violence and abuse issues affecting families Knowledge of resources available in the community to increase health and wellbeing for children and families such as mental health services, substance misuse etc Knowledge of criminal and civil proceedings relating to Domestic Abuse Knowledge of housing and welfare benefits including no recourse to public funds Skilled at IT including excel and word, writing case studies, emails and reports How to apply Please read our full job description. CV and cover letter should be sent to: [email protected] Please note that we will interview suitable applications on a rolling basis so there is no specific deadline to apply.