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Female Drop-In Caseworker

Ref: P1277

Department: Anawim Women's Project

Location: Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9RJ

Salary: 16 hours per week paid at £10.77 - £12.10 per hour

Closing Date:  21 January 2019

Fixed term contract for 1 year

Section S7(2) (c&d) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies

This post is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service requested if appointed

Project aim:

Anawim is an independent charity originally founded by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity. The trustees include representatives from Father Hudson’s Society and Our Lady of Charity who work with them in partnership to develop the work, their joint vision and ethos to continue to inspire the project. Anawim seeks to support women who are vulnerable due to poverty, homelessness, abuse, rape, addictions, and may be drawn into prostitution and/or offending as a consequence. It recognises prostitution as exploitation of women. All staff, whether working in a paid or voluntary capacity, are expected to respect and work to the core values of respecting others, valuing all, and belief in the possibility of a life lived to the full.

Anawim was running a drop-in at its Balsall Heath Centre in Birmingham for just over a year however due to lack of funding its operation was suspended. It identified much need locally with over 100 women attending with a range of issues including homelessness, financial issues, domestic abuse, and sexual violence among others. We need to reinvigorate the drop-in as a safe place and to act as a base for assertive outreach. There is an attractive lounge, shower and supplies of clothing, toiletries and food.

About you:

Are you passionate about injustice, have a deep desire to see change, have skills in engaging and relating to women who may be homeless, in debt, sexually exploited, involved in crime, and often challenging? Can you use your own initiative to raise awareness and get the drop-in re-established?

Closing date: Monday 21st January 2019

Interview date:  Thursday 7th February 2019     





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