Job title: Refuge Support Worker
Closing Date: 27th September 2017
Organisation: Kiran Support Services
Description: 30 hours per week £22,155 plus pension
Kiran Support Services is a specialist South Asian refuge in East London providing accommodation to Asian women fleeing domestic abuse. Our team is dedicated to providing culturally specific support to vulnerable women and their children. We are opening a new refuge in the London Borough of Brent and are recruiting an experienced South Asian Refuge Support Worker to work in the new refuge.
You must have experience of providing advice and support to Asian women who have experienced domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women and girls. You will be experienced at completing risk assessments and support planning. You will have a working knowledge of welfare benefits and housing legislation.
You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team and under your own initiative. You will be able to speak at least one South Asian language.
You must have at least two years’ experience of working with Asian women in a refuge or other formal setting. An understanding of the complexities and dynamics of domestic violence and its impact on women from South Asian communities is essential.
If you would like to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you. For a full information pack, including job description and person specification, please call 020 8558 1986 or
CVs will not be accepted
Due to the sensitive nature of this role we will be considering female applicants only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1). Applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.