Working with The Women’s Centre Cornwall means joining a vibrant, friendly and ambitious community of women spread across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and HMP Eastwood Park.
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We are united by shared values and we regularly encourage staff to have their voices heard about how our organisation continues to grow.
“After receiving support from The Women’s Centre Cornwall, I found my voice and was finally able to speak my truth. This meant that I could think about becoming a volunteer because I no longer felt like my experience of sexual violence defined me. I became a volunteer and that is when I came home.
I found my calling and walked alongside my tribe of women that understood what I had experienced. They boosted me up, had my back, encouraged me and eventually I became a member of staff.”
We are currently recruiting for two new vacancies in the Devon area.
Independent Women’s Practitioners – Exeter & Torbay/Plymouth & Torbay
2 x 21hrs per week
The Open Service is looking to recruit 2 x Independent Women’s Practitioners to deliver structured and targeted interventions to comply with the requirements of Open’s Women’s Rehabilitation Activity Requirement (RAR) as sentenced by the courts and to liaise with Offender Managers.
The IWPs will establish strong working relationships with identified partners including probation, courts, police, prisons to ensure the development of effective service provision to women offenders as well as deliver a range of interventions, as part of a community sentence, to meet individual needs, aiming to prevent reoffending and to empower each woman.
It is desirable to have a relevant degree and/or recognised professional qualification in social care or a related field and/or accredited Domestic Abuse training. However at least one year’s experience of direct work with women with complex needs and/or survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual violence. The ability to undertake risk assessments, safety planning and providing support and targeted intervention is equally relevant. Knowledge of the criminal justice system is very advantageous.
Full driving license and the ability to travel is essential. Work with the women is carried out in person and by phone and will cover the specified areas.
For full details of the role and an Application Form,please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for completed applications: 9am, Thursday 21stDecember 2023
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
TWCC values diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, especially from women with lived experience of the issues we address, and groups with a protected characteristic such as Black, Asian and minority ethnic women, who are currently under-represented at TWCC. TWCC are a Disability Confident employer