South Asian Community Specialist Worker (FT)
We currently have an opportunity for a South Asian Community Specialist to join our team at Peterborough Women’s Aid. The Dhalia Project is a new project designed specifically to work with victims of abuse from the South Asian Community.
Closing date 16/2/2024 at 5pm
Fixed term contract until 31st March 2025. Full time and part time applicants considered
You will provide practical and emotional support to survivors of abuse from the South Asian Community. Your client base may have experienced specific forms of abuse including Honour Based Abuse or Female Genital Mutilation. You will support clients on the telephone or have face to face contact where appropriate and needed. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to make a difference to a community where abuse is often accepted and tolerated.
Part of the role will be to increase awareness of abuse within the South Asian Community and work with professionals in Peterborough to educate around the barriers this community faces.
You will need to have a thorough understanding of the needs of the South Asian Community. Ability to speak in a relevant community language (e.g. Punjabi, Urdu, Somali, Hindi, Farsi) is desirable.
To apply please upload your CV – and contact [email protected] for a full application pack
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
- To carry out risk assessments using the DASH (Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment),
- To accept new referrals and contact clients to offer emotional and practical support and listening within 72 hours.
- Conduct an assessment of need, safety planning, finding refuge and signposting to other agencies when required.
- To assess, plan and implement services to meet the needs of individual clients who request help as a result of their abuse experiences.
- To offer telephone/email support, to victims.
- To provide face to face support in an outreach capacity when required and appropriate.
- To facilitate an advice and group session at a community venue when community venues are available and it is safe to do so.
- Provide advocacy with external agencies on behalf of victims where appropriate.
- Ensure victims are aware of their legal rights to protection for themselves and their children. Arrange provision of legal advice and accompany women to appointments if appropriate.
- To design and facilitate training sessions to professionals and community members on the barriers faced by victims from the South Asian Community