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Homelessness & Domestic Abuse Navigator

Salary
£25,731 per annum
Location
Chichester
Contract
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time  - 37hrs per week – to work flexibly to suit the needs of the clients. Some weekend or evenings may be needed.

Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2024
37 Hours per week, to work flexibly to suit the needs of the clients.  Some weekend or evenings may be needed

This position is open to any person with an interest to change and support the lives of homeless people who are experiencing domestic abuse or are affected by unhealthy relationships.

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding role where you can utilise your skills to empower people to be safe in their relationships and to have safe and independent homes? Are you empathetic, a good communicator and passionate about implementing change to meet the needs of others?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and positive individual who appreciates a diverse and inclusive range of experiences, cultures, and backgrounds to join our team. Previous experience in this type of work is not essential but you will have transferrable skills and willingness to learn. Safe in Sussex and Stonepillow will provide a wonderful package of training to upskill you into this role.

You will work closely with our clients, staff teams and partners to create real change in the lives of homeless people who are experiencing unhealthy relationships. By providing 121 support to clients, leading group work to clients and upskilling staff with your new training, this role will support the most at risk in our community.

To ensure that what you deliver using a trauma informed approach, Safe in Sussex will provide supervision to ensure that you are able to maintain your own positive wellbeing. No experience of this role is needed previously but you will have to show a drive for learning new skills and knowledge and have the compassion and tenacity to work with clients towards positive change. Please contact us for further information. We would love to hear from you!

Examples of duties will include:

  • Provide critical domestic abuse advice on complex cases
  • Carryout risk assessments and support clients in co-producing safety plans
  • Deliver group domestic abuse awareness and recovery programmes including ACE Recovery Toolkit to clients
  • To provide training and support to staff working on specific cases where domestic abuse is a critical area.
  • To deliver domestic abuse, ACEs and trauma informed training to Stonepillow staff.
  • To attend multi-agency meetings and case conferences as required
  • To work collaboratively with Stonepillow and Safe in Sussex

In order to be successful in this role :

  •  Experience of facilitating groups
  • Good knowledge of multiple complex factors which contribute to the risk of homelessness including domestic abuse/violence, mental health, substance misuse and economic disadvantage
  • Excellent ability to communicate with a wide range of people to develop and form constructive relationships
  • Ability to advocate on behalf of clients to other professionals
  • Excellent crisis management skills, including the ability to cope in stressful situations, able apply de-escalating techniques
  • Good computer literacy skills including case management database

The benefits of working at Stonepillow:

  • Actively supporting those in need in your local community
  • Healthcare and wellbeing support including access to in-app virtual appointments with NHS registered GPs and access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance programme with face-to-face counselling
  • A medical cashback scheme and retail discounts
  • Stakeholder pension, employer contribution of 5%
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

A bit about us:

Stonepillow support and empower homeless and vulnerable people with compassion and commitment to achieve sustainable independence and wellbeing and make positive changes in their lives.

Stonepillow is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This role will be based in Chichester, with regular travel required to our services in Chichester and Arun. A clean, valid driving licence and access to a car will be essential.