Work With Us.

Changing Pathways is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across South and South-West Essex. Our purpose is to bring an end to the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

Working with Changing Pathways means you will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has affected the lives of thousands of adults and children in Essex.  Our staff are empathetic, non-judgemental and committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies and practices.

Domestic Abuse Practitioner, refuge based

Domestic Abuse Practitioner – Full Time – Basildon Refuge

37.5 hours per week plus on call rota duty – £26,222.22 per annum – 12 Month Fixed Term (with possibility of extension)

About the Role

The post holder will be responsible for delivering high standards of support and advocacy for women and their children resident in Changing Pathways refuge accommodation.  The post holder will be responsible for providing holistic support for their service users ensuring their safety, well-being and recovery from domestic abuse.

The role will require you to be based in Basildon.

About You

You will be empathetic, non-judgemental and committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies and practices.

You will also have an understanding of our core values:

  •  Empower individuals to make their own choices in a safe environment to enable them to regain their independence.
  • Work with respect and dignity, valuing each individual’s experiences and circumstances and advocating for their unique needs.
  • Educate on the devastating impact that domestic abuse has on individuals, local communities and society.
  • Collaborate and work in partnership with other organisations to provide the best support for those impacted.

In return, we offer great employee benefits including employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion please contact Natasha at or 01268 729707 Option 2.

Applications should be received no later than 5pm on 24th June 2024. This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

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

Basildon Refuge DAP JD – 2024







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