New vacancy – Caseworker – Towards Work

Salary: £21,268 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week, open to job share
Closing date: 12noon, Monday 1st April 2019

Interviews will be held on Thu 4th April 2019.

 

This project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund until 31 Jan 2020.

This job is open to women only (under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9)

Nottingham Women’s Centre is run by women, for women and we’ve been around for over 40 years. We aim to help all women to gain the confidence and skills to achieve their potential and become stronger and more independent. We provide a safe and supportive environment in which women can do this, either by taking part in training or activities, getting support and services, or campaigning and becoming active in bringing about change.

One of the projects we are involved in is called Towards Work and it’s part of the Big Lottery and European Social Fund’s Building Better Opportunities. We work with partners across the city to support unemployed people who are furthest away from employment. Our specialism is working with women. Your role will be to help them to put together a plan and then support them to achieve their goals.

We’re looking for someone who has got experience in working with vulnerable client groups. Ideally, you’ll also have a level 3 Advice and Guidance qualification, or be willing to work towards one. This role involves a large amount of admin therefore it would be best suited to women with excellent administration and organisational skills.

We offer a generous amount of leave, opportunities for flexible working, personal development and a supportive working environment that includes access to an employee assistance programme

In line with our fair recruitment practices, we do not accept CVs. Please download the application form and complete this in conjunction with the job description/person specification. You’ll also find some guidance notes to explain our processes and help you to fill in the application form.

NWC application form Mar 2019

Workcoach – TW JD and PS 2018

Completed application forms should be returned to jobs@nottinghamwomenscentre.com or posted to Nottingham Women’s Centre, 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP


New vacancy – Peer Support Co-ordinator

Salary £22,658 pro rata 15 Hours per week

Fixed Term – Funded to 31st January 2020

Closing date 12 noon Monday 18 February 2019

Interviews Friday 22 February 2019

This job is open to women only (under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9)

A great opportunity to join the Women’s Centre team and our exciting new Peer Support project.  We are looking for someone to deliver and coordinate Peer Support Groups at the Centre with a focus on improving mental health and well being. So if you have lived experience of managing your own mental health and a qualification in counselling skills have a look at the information below and consider applying.

Nottingham Women’s Centre is run by women, for women and we’ve been around for nearly 50 years. We aim to help all women to gain the confidence and skills to achieve their potential and become stronger and more independent. We provide a safe and supportive environment in which women can do this, either by taking part in training or activities, getting support and services, or campaigning and becoming active in bringing about change.

We offer a generous amount of leave, opportunities for flexible working, personal development and a supportive working environment that includes access to an employee assistance programme.

In line with our fair recruitment practices, we do not accept CVs please download the supporting documents here: Application Form and Guidance Notes.

JOB PURPOSE:

The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering peer support groups to promote mental and emotional wellbeing.  The Peer Support Coordinator will equip and support volunteers with lived experience to contribute to the delivery of the peer support project and work alongside the therapeutic services team to ensure a supportive, recovery focused peer support service.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and deliver Peer Support Groups for women at Nottingham Women’s centre
  • Recruit and supervise volunteer Peer Support Volunteers
  • Arrange and support group facilitator training
  • Evaluate and respond to risks and safeguard appropriately
  • To establish working relationships with other agencies
  • Ensure impact data is recorded in the electronic information management systems.

General

  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with relevant legislation and Nottingham Women’s Centre policies and procedures, including the Centre’s Equal Opportunities policy and Health and Safety Policy.
  • Work in a way which positively promotes the aims, objectives and values of Nottingham Women’s Centre
  • Take responsibility for safeguarding clients, volunteers and staff, paying particular attention to the sharing of information and professional boundaries
  • Participate in training and development as required.
  • Carry out administrative duties relating to the post
  • Act as an effective team member and attend and contribute to staff meetings.
  • Carry out other duties as directed by the Centre Manager and the Board of Trustees. 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

 
Essential Desirable
Qualifications Recognised qualification in Counselling skills/Counselling

GCSE pass at A-C standard (or equivalent) for English and Maths.

 

Training in Peer Support/mentoring from recognised organisation.

Experience Experience of group facilitation

Experience of working in a mental health/social care setting

Lived experience of managing own mental health and wellbeing

 

 

Experience of coordinating/supporting volunteers.

Skills & Knowledge Awareness of equality and diversity and an ability to engage with and work constructively with women from all backgrounds.

Awareness of mental health issues, complex needs and local support services.

Ability to recognise own responses and seek appropriate support.

Understanding of the importance of working safely with women who have experienced trauma.

Ability and willingness to work flexibly with some evening and weekend working.

Competent IT user (including MS Office package)