Our Diocese

Support Worker Caritas Bakhita House

Every year, thousands of men, women and children are trafficked to the United Kingdom.

Part of the Catholic Church’s response to this global issue was to open Caritas Bakhita House. The aim of the residence, which is owned and based in the Diocese of Westminster, is to offer befriending, guidance, support and resettlement to trafficked women.

We are now looking to recruit a Support Worker. She will work jointly with colleagues sharing responsibility for a case load supporting guests with health, housing, immigration, educational and other needs.

All applicants should have experience working with victims of human trafficking/modern slavery or individuals with high support needs. They should be able to sensitively support all guests displaying challenging behaviour, as a result of experiencing trauma.

Excellent communication, organisation and teamwork skills, together with a commitment to the ethos and teachings of the Catholic Church, would also be crucial.

Due to the nature of this work, applicants are required to have a flexible approach in terms of working hours and may need to work additional hours as required.

All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, usually on a 4 week rolling rota, for 5 days per week. Salary: £25,900 per annum.

Closing date: 6 July 2018

 

 

Please note that Caritas Bakhita House is a female only shelter. The post is therefore only available to female applicants as permitted under the Equality Act 2010.