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Social Work Assistant

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals affected by domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV)? Do you have extensive experience working with DV survivors and providing support to address their safety concerns? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are seeking 2 dedicated Social Work Assistants to join a supportive team at Stoke-On-Trent City Council. As a Social Work Assistant, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of victims at risk from intimate partners, ex-partners, or family members. You will serve as the primary point of contact for survivors, assessing their level of risk and collaborating with them to develop comprehensive safety plans.

This is a 6-Month contract with a view to be extended on a rolling basis.

Hours: Full-Time, Mon-Fri 9-5
Location: Civic Centre, Stoke-On-Trent with hybrid work available
Pay: £16.08 per hour

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide extensive support to survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence.
  • Work closely with individuals identified as at-risk to assess their safety needs.
  • Engage in proactive measures to implement safety plans tailored to each survivor's unique situation.
  • Collaborate with other professionals, such as IDVAs (Independent Domestic Violence Advisors), to ensure comprehensive support for survivors and their children.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of interactions and interventions.


  • Extensive experience working with survivors of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, or similar trauma.
  • Full UK Driving Licence & unrestricted access to own vehicle
  • Strong understanding of risk assessment and safety planning strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Commitment to promoting the safety and well-being of survivors and their families

If you are interested or know of anyone who may be, please contact Kat at Service Care Solutions on 01772208964 or send your CV to

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.