Refuge Support Practitioners

Changing Pathways (formerly Basildon Women’s Aid) is a domestic abuse charity that supports individuals and their children experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse across Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock. Our vision is of a world in which all can live fulfilled lives, free from domestic abuse.

We continually seek new ways to advocate for those who are currently or have previously experienced domestic abuse, interpersonal violence, stalking and harassment. We are involved in campaigning work and as an affiliated member of national Women’s Aid Federation of England, we hold the Women’s Aid National Quality Standards.

Our dedicated team is committed to breaking the cycle and impact of domestic abuse, and as such, we will only accept applications from candidates who share our vision and have a feminist perspective to eliminate the unequal positioning of those experiencing domestic abuse.

Available positions:

Refuge Support Practitioner (Thurrock)

Refuge Support Practitioner (Basildon)

We are seeking two dynamic and skilled practitioners to work in our specialist service providing support and interventions to women within a refuge environment.

The successful candidates will have an excellent understanding of domestic abuse in the context of power and control and will strive to achieve the best outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse, helping them to recover from their experiences and live fulfilling lives.

Taking a needs-led, strength-based approach to supporting survivors of domestic abuse, you will be skilled in safety planning, risk assessment and risk management with an excellent understanding of the criminal justice system, local MARAC arrangements and safeguarding procedures.

Report to: Refuge Services Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours per week with the post holder participating in an out of hours on-call service. There is an expectation that the post holder will be willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including evenings and weekends.

Both posts are offered on a permanent basis.

Salary: £21,962 per annum

Benefits include 25 days’ holiday per annum, group and clinical supervision, training opportunities and a workplace pension.

To apply please complete the application form at the bottom of this page, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role and send to

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Ranjit Sindhar on 01375 845 899.

Applications should be received no later than 9am on 31 July 2018.

Interviews to be held on Thursday 9 August 2018.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to a DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

A copy of this document is available electronically at the bottom of this page.

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email

Basildon DAP Refuge July 2018
Thurrock DAP Refuge July 2018

Organisational Info for Applicants

DBS Policy Statement
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy
Application Form Guidance
Application Form
Applicant E&D Form