Women’s Accommodation Support Worker (WASW)

BWC is delighted to be recruiting a Women’s Accommodation Support Worker (WASW) to join our leading women-centered support service and support us in our work providing holistic services to women and girls with multiple and complex needs across Sussex and Kent.

For 47 years BWC has been supporting women across Sussex through our Women’s Centre in Brighton and Hove and through our community Women’s Hubs across the county. BWC Women’s Accommodation Support Service (WASS) delivers support for women who are homeless or insecurely housed, with the overarching aim of supporting women to secure and sustain safe accommodation and improve their access to a range of services.

If you want to play a key role in a women-centered support service that advocates for systems change, then we want to hear from you!

Job Summary

BWC is looking for a skilled case worker to join the WASS team and co-facilitate a women only drop-in spaces in Worthing. You will provide holistic, trauma informed, drop-in support for women who are homeless or insecurely housed. As an experienced frontline practitioner you will have significant experience of working with women who have experienced multiple disadvantages and complex needs and be committed to working in a client centered, strengths based way that recognizes women as experts of their own lives.

Salary grade:         £24,799 (FTE)

Contract Details: Fixed Term until March 2023 with the possibility of renewal.

Working hours:   18 hours per week within normal office hours 9am – 5pm.  Occasional out of hours may be required.

Work Location:   The role will be based in Worthing. Local travel will be expected.

There is no deadline for the role but we will close the post once we have received sufficient applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

For an informal chat about this post please contact the Women’s Accommodation Support Service Manager, Ruth Britsch at ruthbritsch@womenscentre.org.uk  or on Tel: 07809 339704.

For further information on this role please download the job application pack here.

To apply: please complete an application form and an equalities monitoring form and return these to admin@womenscentre.org.uk before the deadline.

We do not accept CVs.

We actively encourage applications from women from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from women from Black, Asian and minoritised communities and women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system. The role is only open to women*, in accordance with the sex-based exemptions of the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.

All posts require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

*This post is open to all self-identifying women