Support Worker, part time 21-28 hours per week

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Maa Shanti
Homeworking with travel in Islington, Newham and Tower Hamlets
£25,480/ £14ph (equivalent to £15,288 pro rata)
23 Nov 2021
05 Dec 2021

Hours: Part time 21-28 hours per week (flexible)

Salary: : £25,480/ £14ph (equivalent to £15,288 pro rata)

Contract: Fixed term: 6 months with potential for a permanent contract subject to funding

Accountable to: Director

Location: Mainly home-based remote working with in-person client and partnership work in North London (Islington) and East London (Tower Hamlets & Newham) at local community hubs and projects.

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, in-person and hybrid 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, please see the attached job description and complete the attached application pack. 

Closing date: Sunday 5th December


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