Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
This role sits in Reach Out, Redbridge Council’s internal domestic abuse service. Reach Out is an ambitious service, with a passion for improving the safety, wellbeing and freedom of victims/survivors and their children.
Reach Out was initially set up during the pandemic as a screening service to help victims/ survivors to access interventions quickly - reducing delay and promoting safety. The service is expanding following the council’s commitment to create ‘a dedicated domestic abuse support service with the long-term resources it needs to support people at risk’. The service will co-ordinate the support needs of victims/survivors and their family and ensure that all safeguarding issues are identified and addressed.
We are looking for a Senior Family Support Worker (Women & Children’s Support Worker) who will support victims/ survivors and children with recovery and resettlement following relocation. Their role will be vital in ensuring that survivors and children are safe from harm, do need feel isolated and have direct, practical support to aid with their recovery and resettlement.
This role is initially funded for 12 months, but the service is proactively seeking further funding to extend it beyond this period
If you are interested in applying for this position and would like to discuss the role prior to putting in your application, please contact Emma Pattison (Emma.Pattison@redbridge.gov.uk)
To apply for this post, you must submit an online application form along with uploading a copy of your CV and cover letter.
Ambitious for Redbridge
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.