Domestic Abuse Support Worker Vacancy

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to support survivors of domestic abuse both practically and emotionally. Supporting them with their safety, the candidate will carry out assessments, provide one to one support and advocacy, work with partners to enable the survivor to live freely without abuse. As part of this role you will need a full driving licence, access to a car and a Welsh Speaker would be advantageous.

At Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services, we know diversity fosters effective support for survivors. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong.

In line with our analysis of our work force we particularly encourage applications from candidates who are underrepresented in our workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people. We would welcome applications from anyone who falls within these groups.

What you will need to succeed in this role

You will:

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues associated with domestic abuse and its effect on the individuals and their children.
  • Have experience of advocacy, working with individuals in difficult situations and working collaboratively with other agencies.
  • Be comfortable in working with people in crisis and be confident to work with survivors to support them to build their self-esteem and confidence to improve wellbeing
  • Be confident to participate in the delivery of group work to survivors
  • Be enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, available to travel and to participate in our on call, 24 hour rota.

Your personality

You will be

  • Passionate about equality and injustice. You will need to
  • Be motivated, resilient, practical, flexible highly organised and adaptable to change.
  • Have excellent communication skills, be able to build relationships with survivors, the team and partners.
  • Prepared to take on new tasks and work outside your comfort zone. You will need to be interested in people and be prepared to learn.
  • You’ll need to be a great team player and able to take on responsibility.

In Return

You will be joining a growing organisation who is committed to changing lives. Our benefits include:-

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holiday days
  • Progressive family friendly policies that support a healthy work/life balance
  • Sickness Pay after successful completion of probationary period
  • Access to a stakeholder pension scheme after successful completion a probation period
  • Access to learning and development opportunities

The above role is exempt under the Equality Act 202 pursuant to Schedule g Part 1 – open to female applicants only. A disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring service is required for all posts.

Office Based Carmarthen

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 12 months

Salary: From £21,065.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Carmarthen, SA31 1QG: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

To be considered for the role, please email your CV to [email protected]