Current Staff Vacancies

Helpline Practitioner – Full Time (shifts) based in Southend-on-Sea

SOS Domestic Abuse Projects is a Southend based charity working with victims of domestic abuse, with over 40 years’ experience of service delivery. As from April 2019 we will be delivering a single point of access for the whole of Essex, so women, men, young people and children affected by domestic abuse can get access to the right support services for them.

You will be on the frontline of a dynamic 24hr confidential helpline providing support, help, advice by phone, email, text and online, assessing and processing referrals ensuring the flow and accuracy of information meets the standards set. You will have experience of inputting information and working with a range of agencies, together with knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and the impact it has on victims and their families.

Provide a high-quality first point of contact all victims of domestic abuse, ensuring that they are referred to appropriate services. You will identify and assess the risks to and needs of victims and their families providing emotional and practical support and information in relation to legal options, safeguarding, housing, health and finance.

This role is suitable for individuals with experience of helpline work either as a volunteer or a paid worker / or advice and support work with children, vulnerable adults and/or families. Experience working with victims of domestic abuse or in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults would be advantageous

Salary: Further information upon request

Hours: 36 hours per 8 days (8am – 8pm, Monday to Sunday with on call for additional renumeration)

Annual Leave: 25 days per annum

Pension: Nest Stakeholder Pension

Closing date: Midday 7th March 2019

For further information and an application pack, please contact Work Relief.

Refuge Family Support Worker

As part of a team, the role of Refuge Family Support Worker is to offer practical and emotional support to children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. This support is offered during their time in refuge, through the transition from refuge to their own home and into a community support provision. To develop the play capabilities of all children living in the refuge according to their development. To work with the resident parent and other agencies to meet the needs and concerns of children who have experienced domestic abuse.

Salary: Further information upon request

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (pro rata)

Annual leave: 25 days per annum (pro rata)

Closing date: Midday -Monday 11th March 2019

For further information and an application pack, please contact Work Relief.

Fundraising Manager

Westcliff based SOS Domestic Abuse Projects is seeking a Fundraising Manager to be responsible for increasing income for this charity which has been in existence since 1976, providing services to victims of domestic abuse.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with at least three years’ experience in working with charitable trusts and foundations, and commissioners.

A highly motivated, self-starter with attention to detail and excellent monitoring and evaluation skills, is sought for this role. Experience of income generation in a similar field or working with vulnerable adults or children is desirable, but not essential.

Salary: Further information upon request

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Annual leave: 25 days per annum (pro rata)

Pension: Nest Stakeholder Pension

For further information and an application pack, please contact Work Relief.

Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Westcliff based SOS Domestic Abuse Projects is looking to recruit additional staff to its services for women who are affected by domestic abuse in the borough of Southend.

The ideal candidate will need to be an experienced domestic violence practitioner, highly motivated and committed to making a difference to the safety and promotion of healthy relationships for women.

Relevant experience of working with women in crisis is essential as is a knowledge of the domestic / sexual abuse sector. In addition, the ability to engage with women through advocacy and ongoing support is key. IDVA or DAPA accredited would be preferred, but not essential.

Salary: Further information upon request

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Annual leave: Commencing at 25 days per annum

For further information and an application pack, please contact Work Relief.

Children and Young People’s Psychotherapist – Self Employed

Having been awarded a grant by the Big Lottery for preventative services in the local community, Westcliff based SOS Domestic Abuse Projects is delighted to recruit additional staff to its services for children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse in the borough of Southend.

The ideal candidate will need to be highly motivated and committed to making a difference to the safety and promotion of healthy relationships to children and young people.

Relevant experience of working with children and young people is essential as is a knowledge of the domestic violence/sexual abuse sector. In addition, the ability to engage with young people through a range of activities and to advocate the benefits of healthy relationships is key.

Salary: Further information upon request, but subject to qualifications and relevant experience

Hours: Up to eight hours per week

For further information and an application pack, please contact hr@sosdap.org