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About The Haven Wolverhampton


Our Team

The Haven Wolverhampton is run by the Chief Executive Officer, Popinder Kaur. We employ 53 staff who provide a vital contribution to all the services we offer.

Haven Wolverhampton is governed by a board of trustees who are volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds. The board consists of 10 members and 2 Co-opted members who commit their skills and experiences towards the growth of the organisation and to ensure governance is maintained to a high standard.


Chief Executive
Popinder Kaur

Board of Trustees Members

Co-chairs of the Board:
Angela Spence-Ferguson

Stephanie Harris

Treasurer:

Kim Benton

Board Members:

Robert Marris

Katarina Fidler

Carwen Wynne-Howells

David Taylor 

Ben Thorne

Rajinder Mann

Chantelle Grant 

Co-opted Haven Members

Philippa Pringle

Gillian Atkins



the Haven - Womens Refuge, Help & Support

Vision

The Haven Wolverhampton’s vision is for all women and children to live in a society free from oppression, homelessness, and abuse, and to promote and uphold human rights.

 

Mission

The Haven Wolverhampton supports women and dependent children who are vulnerable to domestic abuse and homelessness.


Values

Provide Safe, high quality support in an environment of dignity and respect. Listen and Respond with understanding and compassion. Act with responsibility and diligence 

Current Vacancies

 Develop your potential with The Haven Wolverhampton

 

The Haven Wolverhampton established in 1973 to provide both practical and emotional support services to women and children who are affected by domestic violence, homelessness and abuse.  Applications are invited for the following post, from those who have a strong commitment to working with women and children.


Grants Officer

£24,000 - £27,000 per annum FTE

30-37.5 hours

 

Are you an experienced trusts/grants fundraiser who is passionate about ending violence against women and girls? This could be the perfect role for you.

 

The Haven Wolverhampton has spent almost 50 years supporting women and children affected by domestic abuse and homelessness across the city of Wolverhampton. Through emergency accommodation, support to women living in the community, and wrap-around services, we work with women to provide emotional and practical support.

 

The Grants Officer will work as part of a multi-disciplinary Development Team and will be responsible for leading a programme of fundraising from Trusts, Foundations and Statutory sources. You will deliver a high-quality bidding process in order to build a healthy and sustainable funding pipeline.

 

The successful candidate will be experienced in writing successful applications to Trusts and Foundations, or Statutory funders. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and will be skilled in building and maintaining strong relationships with funders. You will work well in a team and be experienced in supporting colleagues delivering funded projects to ensure the highest quality information and outcomes collation for reporting.

Closing Date: 12 February 2020

Interview Process: 20 February 2020

Click Here:/JD Grants Officer jan 2020.pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.

Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The job role applies to both Male & Female applicants.

The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.

This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



Specialist Case Manager – Sexual Violence

£23- £25,000 per annum

40 Hours Full time Permanent


As a Specialist Case Manager for Sexual violence you will lead on developing, embedding and delivering a recovery focused and strengths-based approach for women with complex support needs primarily relating to sexual violence. This will involve ensuring that the service proactively works to support clients to manage risks and implement safely plans and improve financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. You will also address additional support needs relating to mental health, substance use, offending behaviour and physical health.

The role includes a high level of client contact, and opportunities to work with external agencies such as Sexual Health Clinics, Sexual Assault Referral Centres and community based organisations. As a Specialist Case Manager for Sexual Violence, you will work closely with the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor and actively develop links and positive working relationships with agencies across the city.

You will support your team in ensuring service users are able to access relevant support from internal teams as well as a wide range of external agencies. You will have line management of Domestic Abuse key workers and will also support the Children’s and Young Persons therapeutic workers, volunteers and placements within the service. As a Specialist Case manager you would be required to develop, lead and motivate the staff and teams in refuge. 

You will manage refuge in line with The Haven’s policies and procedures and comply with housing legislation, Health and Safety procedures and requirements of funders.  You will also need to ensure robust safeguarding measure are in place and implemented. You will encourage regular feedback from service users and implement changes accordingly where needed.

This is an opportunity for a proactive and motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to deliver a high quality service for women and children. Experience of working in a refuge setting and an awareness of the welfare and benefits system would be preferable for this post.

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 3rd February 2020

Click Here:jd/Specialist case Manager sexual violence dec 2019.pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



Senior Children & Young Persons Therapeutic Worker

30 hours

£25,000 per annum

Permanent


Coming into refuge can be a difficult time for Children and Young People (CYP). It is essential that CYP accessing the service are safe and all relevant interventions are in place leading to a positive Move On.

As part of your role supporting CYP in refuge and the Community, you will develop and coordinate a holistic service, delivering therapeutic interventions to support children and young people whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. You will prioritise safeguarding of CYP, complete Early Help Assessments, manage risks, complete MARFs and work closely with external agencies.

 

As Senior CYP Therapeutic Worker, you will be responsible for the creation, coordination and delivery of a service that will demonstrate additional routes to support for Children and Young People (CYP) to access group workshops, face to face sessions and therapeutic well-being support. Working closely with the team in refuge, you will ensure assessments are carried out with all CYP, a support plan is in place and reviewed as per procedure.  

 

You will manage a caseload of CYP as well as having line management responsibilities of CYP Support Workers, counselling placements and ad-hoc sessional workers at times where demand is high.

 

Working in line with The Haven Work Plan and funding requirements, using monitoring tools, Eclipse System and Individual Support Plans, you will ensure CYP experience improved emotional and behavioural wellbeing throughout the length of their stay. Using tools such as SUMO you will support CYP to cope with change and develop resilience.

 

As part of your role you will develop and establish partnerships with external agencies and organisation within the City of Wolverhampton to ensure integrated and multi-agency working meets the additional needs of CYP. 

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 3rd February 2020

Click Here:jd/Senior CYP therapeutic orker dec 19.pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



Children and Young People Support Worker (0 to 8 years)

£19,500 pro rata

30 to 37.5 hours per week (negotiable) 

Temporary contract until January 2021

(With protentional to extend funding)

These posts as funded through Children in Need


As a Children and Young People Support Worker you will lead on the provision of targeted therapeutic support to Children and Young People and families using the ‘Change that Lasts’ model to deliver support and change that is effective for all the vulnerable Children and Young People according to their individual need. You will plan and deliver quality sessions within a safe environment, ensuring adequate supervision, for children and young people affected by domestic violence. You will help develop Children and Young People centred services, utilising agencies within the community to contribute to the wellbeing of the child or young person.

 

To be successful in either of these roles you will hold a recognised therapeutic qualification and a qualification in working with Children and Young People, have considerable experience engaging with Children and Young People who are vulnerable and hard to reach and have sound knowledge in group and one to one therapeutic interventions and be qualified to deliver a varied range of therapeutic and tailored interventions that is designed for various age groups and family sessions within The Haven’s services. You will have experience in using a variety of assessment tools to measure the differences made in the Child or Young Person’s journey in line with The Haven’s data and Children In Need project outcomes. 

 

In addition, you will have experience and competency in supporting staff, volunteers and social work students in setting up additional services beneficial to Children and Young People’s needs in a residential setting. You will lead on the preparation of reports case studies and data information in line with Children In Need project outcomes and work plan. You will also have the ability to use own initiatives and lead on service provision for Children and Young People. 

Ideally you will have knowledge and experience of partnership working with key organisation (Health, Education and Social Care, Safeguarding, Early Help Arrangements) in particular domestic abuse and homelessness. You will have sound knowledge of service available in the City of Wolverhampton to support the holistic needs of vulnerable Children and Young People.

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 3rd February 2020

Click Here:/CIN Childern and Young Person Support worker 0-8 years Jan 2020.pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



Children & Young Persons Support Worker

30 to 37.5 hours (negotiable)

£19,500 per annum

Permanent


Coming into refuge can be a difficult time for Children and Young People (CYP). It is essential that CYP accessing the service are safe and all relevant interventions are in place leading to a positive Move On.

As a CYP Support Worker you will deliver therapeutic interventions to support children and young people (CYP) aged up to 16 years, in refuge and community, whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. You will support CYP to access group workshops, face to face sessions and therapeutic well-being support. Using tools such as SUMO you will support CYP to cope with change and develop resilience.

 

Working closely with the team in refuge and the Senior Children & Young Persons Therapeutic Worker, you will ensure assessments are carried out with all CYP, a support plan is in place and reviewed as per procedure.  You will prioritise safeguarding of CYP, complete Early Help Assessments, manage risks, complete MARFs and work closely with external agencies.

 

To be successful in either of these roles you will hold a recognised therapeutic qualification and a qualification in working with Children and Young People, have considerable experience engaging with Children and Young People who are vulnerable and hard to reach and have sound knowledge in group and one to one therapeutic interventions and be qualified to deliver a varied range of therapeutic and tailored interventions that is designed for various age groups and family sessions within The Haven’s services. You will have experience in using a variety of assessment tools to measure the differences made in the Child or Young Person’s journey in line with The Haven’s data and Children In Need project outcomes. 

 

Working in line with The Haven Work Plan and funding requirements, using monitoring tools, Eclipse System and Individual Support Plans, you will ensure CYP experience improved emotional and behavioural wellbeing throughout the length of their stay.

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 3rd February 2020

Click Here:jd/Children and young person support worker dec 2019.pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



Domestic Abuse Key Worker

£21,000 per annum

40 Hours Full time Permanent


As a Domestic Abuse Key Worker, you will take a whole family approach to providing support for women with complex support needs primarily relating to abuse and barriers to engagement. This will involve proactively working to support clients to manage risks and implement safely plans and improve financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. You will also address additional support needs relating to mental health, substance use, sexual violence, physical health, Immigration and offending behaviour.

 

You will provide immediate and on-going support within accommodation services for women children and young people escaping Violence & Abuse.  You will ensure a safe, secure environment and, through Personal Support Planning respond appropriately to the needs and risks of the women and children, enabling them to develop life skills and make informed choices leading to safe move on.

 

The role includes a high level of client contact, and opportunities to work with external agencies such as Police, Solicitors, Homeless Services, Refugee and Migrant Centres and community-based organisations. As a Domestic Abuse Key Worker, you will work closely with the specialist case manager and actively develop links and positive working relationships with agencies across the city.

 

You will provide support in refuge in line with The Haven’s policies and procedures and comply with housing legislation and requirements of funders.  You will also need to ensure safeguarding measure are followed efficiently. You will encourage regular feedback from service users and implement changes accordingly where needed with support from the Specialist Case Managers.

 

This is an opportunity for a proactive and motivated individual with excellent communication and teamwork skills to deliver a high-quality service for women and children.


An awareness of the welfare and benefits system as well as the ability to communicate in an additional community language would be preferable for this post.

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 3rd February 2020

Click Here:jd/Domestic abuse key worker dec 19.pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



Evening Worker

£19,344 per annum 

 Living Wage Rate

40 Hours Full time Permanent 


As an evening worker you will work within the Accommodation team t support with the delivery of a recovery focused and strengths-based approach for women who are survivors of domestic abuse or homelessness and may have complex support needs relating to substance use, mental health, physical Health and offending behaviour.

 

With support from the Specialist case managers, you will complement the work carried out by Domestic Abuse Key Workers, providing night time, evening and weekend support to women and their children who are living in our Refuge Accommodation as a result of experiencing domestic abuse and homelessness.

 

You will work proactively to support clients to reduce risk, develop safety plans, and improve financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. You will support women to improve life skills to develop and manage relationships, build social networks and access education, training or employment and move towards independent living. 

 

 As part of your role you will support women who are contacting the helpline for crisis support, accommodation and advice. You will be required to take referrals provide the necessary support.

 

This is an opportunity for a proactive, motivated individual with excellent communication skills to support the accommodation team in the delivery of a high quality service ensuring that you provide safety and security for the well-being of the client group.

 

As part of your role you will ensure the refuge is kept well maintained and on a day to day basis report health and safety issues which may arise.

 

An awareness of Adult and Child safeguarding legislation as well as knowledge of the welfare and benefits systems would be preferable for this post.

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 3rd February 2020

Click Here:jd/Evening worker dec 19 pdf

Click Here:/Application form


For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



Night Worker

£19,344 per annum 

 Living Wage Rate

40 Hours Full time Permanent


As a night worker you will work within the Accommodation team to support with the delivery of a recovery focused and strengths-based approach for women who are survivors of domestic abuse or homelessness and may have complex support needs relating to substance use, mental health, physical Health and offending behaviour.

With support from the Specialist case managers, you will complement the work carried out by Domestic Abuse Key Workers, providing night time, evening and weekend support to women and their children who are living in our Refuge Accommodation as a result of experiencing domestic abuse and homelessness.

You will work proactively to support clients to reduce risk, develop safety plans, and improve financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. You will support women to improve life skills to develop and manage relationships, build social networks and access education, training or employment and move towards independent living. 

 As part of your role you will support women who are contacting the helpline for crisis support, accommodation and advice. You will be required to take referrals provide the necessary support.

This is an opportunity for a proactive, motivated individual with excellent communication skills to support the accommodation team in the delivery of a high quality service ensuring that you provide safety and security for the well-being of the client group.

As part of your role you will ensure the refuge is kept well maintained and on a day to day basis report health and safety issues which may arise.

An awareness of Adult and Child safeguarding legislation as well as knowledge of the welfare and benefits systems would be preferable for this post.

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 3rd February 2020

Click Here:jd/night workers dec 2019.pdf

Click Here:/Application form


For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



MENgage Project Coordinator

&

EmpowHER Project Coordinator

£24,000 per annum pro rata

Part Time – 18 Hours Per Week – Term Time Only

Fixed 2 Years

 

Are you passionate about supporting the next generation to end violence against women and girls? Join The Haven Wolverhampton and play an instrumental part in developing and delivering our MENgage/EmpowHER project to young people.

We are seeking one male worker to work with young lads, and one female worker to work with young women. You will need to be able to engage in meaningful dialogue with young people, facilitating activities and conversations that deepen young people’s understanding of appropriate behaviours in relationships and the root causes of VAWG.

Challenging violence against women and girls (VAWG) starts with challenging perceptions and societal norms regarding gender stereotypes and expectations.

We’re looking for someone with experience of engaging young people in group activities, but more than this, we are looking for someone to share our passion of ending VAWG for good. We want a world where women and children no longer need our services, and you need to want this too. If you are driven by social change, we want to hear from you.

Closing Date: 24th January 2020 .

Interview Process: Week commencing 3rd February 2020.

Click Here:jd/mengage project coodrinator

Click Here: /JD EmpowHER project co-ordinator .pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.

 

Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   


This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



Sessional Family Support Worker

£9.30 per hour

(Living Wage Rate)


We are currently looking for both day and Out of Hours Sessional Family Spport Workers to provide immediate and ongoing support within accommodation services for women, children and young people escaping from domestic violence, homelessness and abuse. You will ensure a safe and secure environment through Personal Support Planning and respond appropriately to the needs of the women and children, enabling them to make informed choices leading to resettlement. You will also support women calling the helpline for information and advice.

You will have experience of working with women within a refuge setting and completing assessment tools. You will have knowledge of the support needs and support planning of women and children experiencing violence abuse along with knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrate ability to be able to work effectively and supportively as part of a team are requirements of the role.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Click Here:jd sessional family support worker pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.

 

Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.

 

This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



 Sessional Maintenance / Handy Person 

£9.30 per hour

Living Wage Rate 


We are looking for a Maintenance / Handy Person to join The Haven Wolverhampton Facilities Maintenance Team.  As a valued member of the Maintenance Team you will support the delivery of a high quality customer focused concierge handy-man/maintenance service.

You will be required to carry out maintenance checks, minor repairs to fixtures and fittings and ground maintenance across our refuge accommodation. Tasks will include minor carpentry and plumbing works, painting, light bulb changing and attending to safety hazards.

You will have good communication skills, work independently and as part of a team and be able to work under pressure.

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.

Closing date: Ongoing 

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All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.

This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427


Service User Participation

The women and children that we serve are at the heart of all we do. We ensure that service users are involved in shaping the service they receive, the wider work of The Haven and local support services. This is done in a range of ways including:

  • Consultaions
  • Feedback
  • Service User Groups
  • Peer mentor scheme - including training and accreditation
Advice UK - Advice Quality Standard
Institute of Fundraising - Open College Network
Community Matters - Women's Aid
Helplines Partnership - Living Wage Foundation

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