Support Worker, Part time 21 hours/wk (flexible) Homeworking
Hours: Part time 21 hours per week (flexible)
Salary: £25,480/ £14ph (equivalent to £15,288 pro rata)
Accountable to: Director
Location: Home-based remote working with in-person client and partnership work in the following areas; North London (Islington), East London (Tower Hamlets & Newham), West London (Hounslow, Brent & Ealing) or South London (Merton & Croydon).
Maa Shanti supports single Asian mothers who are fleeing domestic abuse. We provide advocacy, emotional support, signposting and activities that reduce isolation, promote peer support and enable women to access opportunities for themselves and their children. We run a programme of online and in-person activities, which improve access to relevant support, focus on mental well-being and increase participation in the local community. We currently provide weekly activities, arts and crafts, yoga, ESOL, support groups, cooking club and mindfulness.
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual to lead on partnership working and development in new areas for the organisation. The role will be responsible for advocacy, workshops, delivering social activities, outreach community work and administration of local projects. You will develop and maintain new and existing partnerships with local organisations to improve support for single Asian mothers and their children, be responsible for recruitment and supervision of volunteers to support service users and you will also help to develop new activities as guided by service user involvement.
You will be able to demonstrate proven success of working on projects, delivering results and meeting targets, experience of providing services to vulnerable women such as emotional support, advocacy, counselling, casework and groupwork and excellent administration and IT skills. You will have proven communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to speak a South Asian language such as Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and/or Punjabi. A commitment to Equal Opportunities and ongoing safeguarding training is essential.
Open to Women Only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part1). Section 7(2) e of the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act and Section 5(2) d of the 1976 Race Relations Act applies).
Any offer of employment is subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.
If you would like to apply complete the application pack and equal opportunities monitoring form and return via the application method below. Please note CV's only will not be accepted.
Closing date: 9am Monday 28th June 2021
Interviews will be held via zoom w/c 5th July 2021
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