Womens Support Worker – Sonas Domestic Abuse Charity – North Co Dublin

Responsible For
Delivery of Outreach Support services to women residing in the North County Dublin catchment.
Ensuring best practice in the delivery of services to women in Sonas.
Ensuring the needs of clients and their children are central to the work of the service.
Main Duties
To ensure that the service delivery is client centred and needs led, enabling the woman to shape their individualised safety and support plan
To work to all Sonas Domestic Violence Charity services practices (quality standards), policies and procedures to ensure the delivery of quality, effective and safe services to clients.
To adhere to the Sonas Outcome model of support work, developing robust risk and needs assessments to enable efficient safety and support plans for every client that accesses the service.
To participate in local CFSN’s and relevant community forums to build on existing networks in the NCD catchment.
To participate in briefings and or information sessions to raise awareness of the Sonas service and the prevalence of the abuse in the wider community.
Ensure progression of clients’ support plan through case management approach.
To make referrals or support clients in making self-referrals as necessary.
To advocate for clients when appropriate and by agreement.
To provide support to clients around safety issues, legal matters in relation to domestic abuse, court accompaniment and housing issues, as appropriate.
To teamwork with the Children’s Support team and other team members to ensure that women and children are provided with an integrated domestic violence service.
To maintain all records and files according to the agreed standard and prepare reports as required.
To adhere to Sonas and Tusla policies on child protection.
To keep informed of developments in the area of domestic violence including new methods of work, changes in policy, legalisation, additional supports etc.
To liaise effectively with other statutory and voluntary bodies.

Minimum level 7 degree, preferably Social Care or equivalent
Minimum of 2 years relevant experience to include a minimum of 1 year post qualification experience
Minimum of 1 year post qualification experience of key working vulnerable clients essential
Experience of Case Management and interagency collaboration with local voluntary and statutory agencies.
Experience of building relationships and networking in the community.
A clear understanding of domestic abuse, child protection and welfare issues, risk and safety issues.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong IT skills, comfortable using databases
Knowledgeable on legal, housing and social welfare issues (particularly in relation to family law and domestic violence orders)
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative
Have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice
Committed to effective, professional practice
Full driving licence and access to a car

Experience of working with women and children affected by domestic abuse.
Experience of working with Salesforce database
Proven experience in successful collaboration with external stakeholders
Experience of Training development and delivery in the wider community.
The above Job Description is a guide to the general range of duties and is neither definitive nor restrictive and will be subject to periodic review. Flexibility is a key requirement of this role

Please send your CV, together with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, to: hr@sonasdomesticabuse.ie no later than Tuesday 31st May 2022.

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